I promised photos and I'm delivering. Be thankful -- it was almost 80 upstairs and the wool skirt and sweater were not feeling cozy. A cool front is moving in right now, so maybe I'll get to wear it this coming week.
Thanks to my patient husband who took all my micro-managing with reasonable good humor ... Take a good photo of the underarm - knitters want to see the shaping. Yeah, sure honey.
I'm laughing because the whole family gathered for this excitement. Oh, the price of Ravelry and blogging. Joking aside, I am trying to be a good member of the community. I've been scouring Ravelry over the last week for several types of patterns and am always so thankful to find an entry with loads of photos and info to help evaluate yarns and designs. My turn to give back.
The rest of this post is from my Ravelry entry, so if you're coming here from there, nothing new until next time.
NOTE ABOUT SIZING: I made the 34" for my 40" bust. I have small shoulders for my bust size and after looking through the gallery decided that a little smaller across the bust would be better than swimming in the shoulders. If I make this style of sweater again I may figure out some modifications, but since this doesn't button down the front I figured I'd get away with the gap after some careful blocking.
Putting in a bunch of photos with me wearing it to show the fit under the arms and across the shoulders. I really like it.
Wore it out for knitting group before these photos were taken, so I assume the crease in the back is from sitting in the armchair at the coffee shop. I'll try to remember to smooth it if I'm going to sit for a long time again. Also noticed that the blocking put a crease in each side. There are no side seams, but shaping stitches mark that line. Next time I'll not shape that so firmly when blocking.
The front close up on the hanger shows the button holes, which I might just sew up since I love this pin on on the blue.
The back close up shows the shaping stitches after the arm holes and on the yoke. They really show, so be sure to get them placed according to the pattern.