Pattern: Free from Drops design here, size S
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Almond, 3 skeins
Needles: Size 7 and 8 US
Notes: The pattern was very clear and easy to follow. I did not have any trouble with the English version. My only regret is possibly the yarn choice. I like Cotton Ease, and this pattern knitted to the recommended tension on the ball, but I can’t help but think that this yarn would do better knitted on smaller needles. It has a distressing tendency towards unevenness in places, which I can only blame on the tension being too loose. I am not happy with one of my shoulder seams, but this is because I changed methods of shaping halfway through – the 2nd method (slipping stitches) was better. I can live with them. I do wonder if something other than mattress stitch might be nice for armholes, as I feel there is a quite bulky seam. I usually seam with the selvedge stitch, but in this case I went 1/2 stitch farther in for a nicer line. I don’t think I would do that again. The moss stitch has completely caused the buttonholes to disappear, but I’m happy with my solution of a pin. I also like this sweater without any fastening.
I wore this sweater to church tonight and received compliments from people who weren’t aware that I make my own clothes, so I am feeling better about it than I was at first. I think I will wear it often, and it isn’t bad for a week’s effort (I love short sweaters!)
And now, a gratuitous cute cat photo. Dionne lying on the bed this afternoon. I think she looks so pretty against those colors!