This is a post in which I demonstrate that I have never, ever had modeling lessons.
When I take photos of a project or something for the blog I've developed a sense of what will look good at 500 pixels wide. I can style a ball of yarn like nobody's business. But when I ask for pictures to be taken of me, I have no sense of what my body is doing.
In a couple of these photos, I can't tell you what in the world my hands are doing. Do I do that? Do I stand with my hands on my stomach or looped in the belt loops of the other side of my pants? I suspect that I do. I don't want to know that kind of thing. I hate to shatter my image of myself as a poised lady. :)
But that's not why you're reading today, to hear about my lack of physical self awareness, you're here to see my finished sweater, The Last Detail
Hand. Wat R U Doin?
Oh! Important info coming ... this is the the place where I changed yarn on the stripes. I'd devised some fancy "knit in the stitch below to raise the other stitch and have jogless stripes" but by putting the yarn-switch at the side seam, it looks totally fine. No fancy workaround needed. Cake!
This is the non-yarn-switch side seam. The increases and decreases still give it some "fold" quality, which is nice.
For the yoke, I did the yarn switch right before/after one of the raglan increases in the back. That totally hid the slight jog.
Final thoughts about this sweater ...
If I had to do it over again, I would have used bigger needles and changed the gauge to be less stitches per inch. The pattern calls for fingering yarn and I made it in sport, which mean I that thicker yarn occupying the space a thinner yarn should be in. The sweater is a little too dense. The hand of the fabric isn't supple or pleasing. And the sweater feels heavy. Rookie mistake.
This is only my second knit sweater, so I'm not being too hard on myself. I think I'll still wear it now and again, but it's not going to be a favorite. I think it's pretty cute, though. I love the blue and cream stripes. And I really like the seed stitch edging.