The Finished Sweater (Sort of)

The sweater is done and ready for its debut…in the Winter. I would say Fall but our Autumns are still warm. Now I can finally say I made the sweater I’ve been wanting to make for years. It’s my first attempt so I’m not surprised it could have been better.

edging_2

Shows the sweater with the edging.

edging

This shows the edging on the sleeve. I did four rounds of single crochet with a final slip stitch round.

 

edging_1

The front of the sweater with four rounds of single crochet and a final round in reverse single crochet.

What I learned

The cons: I’m not 100% happy with the results. The fit is not perfect on me (it fits but needs to be a tad bigger) and the hood doesn’t sit quite right on the head. I think larger squares or more squares would be better all the way around. I like the sewing I did but I think a slip stitch or single crochet seaming would be a sturdier option. And lastly, I hate to admit it but I think my sis was right and the holes in the granny squares might be a problem come winter. The yarn I used combined with the granny square I chose might have been a mistake. The sweater might not be warm enough for the winter and too hot for the rest of the year. Either I should have used a lighter yarn so it could be used as a spring or Autumn sweater or a different granny square with less holes for the winter

I think I just might have to plug those holes after all. I could tackle one square at a time and hopefully, before I know it, the entire sweater will be done. I would need to find a good color to try for the plugs. It needs to be something that doesn’t take away from the design of the granny square. Depending on the color I choose, it could look like stained glass. That would be nice. 🙂 Here is an example of the plugs from a previous post.

The pros: The sweater is pretty and I like the chosen granny square in general. I learned that I like working with squares. I’ve never made anything with squares except maybe a few purses and butterflies. I liked that I could work on the squares at my leisure or at my demon speed, whatever I was in the mood for. 🙂 The squares worked up quickly and I enjoyed sewing them together. It was almost like working with legos by taking pieces and creating something fabulous. I can’t wait to try it again with something else. In fact, I can’t stop thinking of different possibilities. I realize this is just one way to construct a sweater, a very simple way, which is what I like about it. But, I don’t have to use squares. I could make blocks, as long as the dimensions are the same. I’ve been looking at different color combinations and all sorts of stitches I could use. My two sisters and friend want a sweater too. Lucky for them, sweater possibilities are swirling in my brain just itching to get out. I don’t know when any of them will get said sweaters but it’ll happen…one day…

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13 thoughts on “The Finished Sweater (Sort of)

      • Well I’ve had the same this week, crocheted a top for my mum and when I’d finished I was really dissapointed with it, just been over with it and she’s over the moon! She’s tried it on and even if I do say so myself it looked stunning on!! So yes we are our worse critiques x

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      • Yes, I saw it on your post . It made me think of my sweater and other projects where I wasn’t too happy with the outcome. 🙂 I liked your top and thought it looked pretty good. I’m so glad your mum liked it. It’s always a fabulous feeling when the recipient of a crochet gift loves it. It’s even better when they look good in it. Congrats!

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