Friday, January 26, 2007

Soft Boucle' Sweater

I have finished the Soft Boucle' Sweater. I have only been working on it for a month, or so. I was being very slow. The sweater also fits me comfortabley. It's loose, long and soft. I would say it fits more like a tunic would. I like it and will wear it often, I am sure.

FINALLY, a comfortable sweater that I will actually wear. I am so picky these days. The only problem...it's boucle' and fluffy. I am a plus-sized woman and "fluffy" is not a good thing. Do I care? Nahhhh...I like wearing it.

Specs on the sweater: Well, I did not use a set pattern for this sweater. I loosely based the back and front pieces on the Skully Sweater from the original Stitch N' Bitch book. After that, I sort of did my own thing. I knitted the sleeves on circular needles. I also shortened the sleeves by a lot. I have short arms, what can I say? It's a simple design, really. Drop shoulder, no decreases on sleeves and none on the body, either. Garter stitch trimmings too. Basic as one can get.

I used # 10 needles, both straight and circular. The yarn is Bernat Soft Boucle' in the # 22935 Mauve Shades color. I used exactly 4 skeins with not much to spare. That's about it. Easy peasey and comfortable.

3 comments:

LesleyD said...

It looks beautiful!! Great job!!

Scarlett said...

Hooray! It looks so soft and cozy and lovely. I hope you have many comfy days in it. :-)

nana said...

looks so soft and comfy. Really great job. Seriously, looks so comfy, I want one to snuggle up with.