I’m not much of a clothes shopper. I buy all of my clothes online – I can’t remember the last time I actually went to a store and tried clothes on. I find staples for my wardrobe that I like, and order them in multiples. If I try a new item, I typically order a couple of sizes, and return the ones that don’t fit, since the same size from different shops don’t necessarily fit the same.
So you’d think that when I make garments for myself, I’d be extra careful and exact about measurements. You’d think that knowing the time and effort that goes into knitting a sweater, I’d be willing to pull out a tape measure and make sure I’m knitting the right size.
Let’s just say that I knit a lovely sweater that happens to look fantastic when draped artfully on a chair.
Pattern: Climbing Vines Pullover from Interweave Knits Winter 2008 (Ravelry Link)
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Bermuda Teal, 4.25 hanks on size 7 needles
Started: September 19, 2010 Finished Knitting: February 19, 2011
Isn’t it pretty? It’s also just a tad too small. Just a tad, just enough to make it uncomfortable and a little unflattering. I’m hoping that if I continue on my health and fitness trend, it will fit this fall. But for now, it’s going in the drawer. I admit I’m a little disappointed, because I love this sweater. It’s cute, the color is gorgeous (a tad more blue-green than the photos show) and the offset leaves are like nothing else I have in my limited wardrobe.
I’m going to look so cute in this sweater in October.