Hey all! It's been a while, but I wanted to share my first sweater with you. Some of the sweaters I've seen here have been an inspiration for me to tackle the sweater monster that seems to have loomed over me. I'm quite happy with the sweater, especially the color. I have so few bits of clothing that I really like, but this may be one, come winter. A couple things I'd like to improve upon:
-the neck. It looks decent in the pics, but it feels rather loose and open...maybe I'm just not used to such a large neck. Is it normal for a crew neck to leave me feeling exposed up top?
-the fit. While it's not bad, I would like to learn to make fitted sweaters, and this one is still on the roomy side...except for the bottom part of the sleeves. (I love the sleeve length! So looong, it makes me feel like I look good, for no clear reason!) One person suggested that a closer fit would only make the shirt underneath show through.
-the yarn thickness. I'd like to play with lighter weight yarns. Again, the worry crops up that it will be too revealing of the clothes underneath.
I have dreams of more architectural designs dancing around in my head, something like Durrow or Brooklyn Tweed's Urban Aran Cardigan. And I hope to learn to steek...I guess I better contain my dreams for now. I've waxed eloquent already.