I think I’ve mentioned that I have this rule about not wearing a handknit until it has been blogged. It’s one of the ways I make sure I blog about my knitting in a timely fashion. Let me just say, though, that I broke all the rules with Stopover.
I wore it 3 times when we were on vacation in NYC. I have worn it to work. Twice. And I wore it at SPA. And I still haven’t shown you finished photos. Well, except for the suitcase one from Monday.
First up, I have a glamour shot of the yoke for you.
I love the green and white with the black.
And I have to say that the fit is great. I went up a size so that it would be loose and comfortable and I also added a couple of inches to the length. Other than that I knit the pattern as written. I have no issues with the neck, it’s not too scratchy, I don’t wish I’d added short rows for shaping, and it was a very fast knit. Size 10.5 needles make for a fast sweater, my friends.
Finally, because I know you will ask, I do have two pictures of me wearing the sweater.
The second is from last weekend. The point of this photo was to show Dale the Bloody Mary with an oyster floater that I was enjoying but the bonus is that it also shows off the sweater a bit, too.
I’m so glad I chose to bang out a sweater in the first 13 days of February.