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AuburnChick Knits Her First Sweater

I know I have not talked about knitting in a while, but that’s because I was plodding my way through a new project.

I finally completed my first sweater!

Allow me to introduce you to my Featherweight Cardigan (you can purchase the pattern here).

To make it, I used the Misti Alpaca Lace yarn (color #18) I bought myself on my birthday…

When I was first attracted to the yarn, I had no idea what I would make with it, and being the anal person that I am, I had to have some idea before I actually paid for it.  The ladies in the yarn shop told me about this pattern, which surprised me because you don’t typically knit a sweater from lace weight yarn.

However, by using a larger needle (I used a size 4, but I now wish I’d gone up to a 6), you create a lighter sweater.  Although the yarn is thin, the stockinette stitch creates a denser fabric…perfect for a sweater!

The sweater took me almost two months to complete.  As you know, I’ve been busy with AP exams, soccer, and graduation stuff.  Plus, and I’ll admit it, the pattern was b-o-r-i-n-g!  It was tremendously easy but monotonous.  I’m used to lots of cables and lace in my patterns!!  Obviously, this project had none of that.

One nice thing about this pattern…no seaming!  Yep.  It is knit as one piece.  Yay!

Anyhoo, the worst part was the edging and the collar, which I did in a 1×1 ribbing to prevent curling…

This project only required 115 grams of yarn (a little over one skein), so it is not yarn intensive…a good thing to know if you are on a tight budget.

As soon as I bound off and had it on my blocking board, I cast on a new project…one of my favorite things to knit…

Anyone wanna guess what I’m working on now?

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