It’s done!Â And here are a few photos to show the finishing of the sweater and the beautiful dye job which yielded results that, to me, are spectacular!
This first sweater taught me a lot of things:
- Knitting gauge swatches (yes, plural!) is an essential step in making a sweater that fits. The swatch also helps to figure outÂ if the drape and structure of the fabric works for the garment you are making.
- Miles and miles of stockinette stitch, knit in the round, broken up by one cable is not boring.
- Measuring the weight of your fiber to figure out how much dye you need creates beautiful color saturation.
- Throwing an entire garment, the first garment you ever knit, into a pot of hot water is not scary.Â Honest!Â OK, just to be safe I used Bare superwash merino, from KnitPicks. 🙂
Next sweater on my needles is a top-down raglan for my sweet husband – with colorwork.Â Yay!
Did I mention that I love knitting?