I finished a sweater!

This one took me a couple months in total – why, oh WHY do we make sweaters and knit/crochet other items?

I’ll ask you – why do YOU do it?

For me, it’s meditative. Creative. Calming. FUN! And I know that nobody else in the world has that EXACT item. It’s not mass-produced. It’s unique. It’s a sense of accomplishment.

nurtured sweater knitting pattern by andrea mowry

•Pattern is by Andrew Mowry – Nurtured Sweater. I made size 1:

nurtured sweater knitting pattern by andrea mowry

•Yarn: I held 2 strands together throughout the project. I chose this look because it made my heart go boom. 🙂 It looks almost like brown rice – soft pearly hints and cozy tweed. So in love!

nurtured sweater knitting pattern by andrea mowry

For my size I used in total:
-2 skeins Twisted Tweed Sport in Nougat
-1 skein Alpaca Silk Lace in Purity

Just hold 1 strand of Nougat with 1 strand of Purity throughout the project and you’ll get this look.

If you make a different size, just make sure you have enough yardage.

I made a few tweaks to the pattern!

-I lengthened the ribbing at the bottom and on the sleeves (so I could roll them up) and used the smaller recommended needle size throughout the project without changing, for a tighter fit.

nurtured sweater knitting pattern by andrea mowry

-Also, pretty obviously, I made the sleeves stockinette stitch instead of the honeycomb stitch that is shown in her pattern throughout the entire project. I did this to create a raglan sleeve look and I love it!

Anyhoo – have a fun day stitching away! Have you ever made or considered making a sweater? Today’s the day to try one!

Chandi

P.S. We are working on a pattern for you for later in the year which will walk you through making your very first sweater. Woo!

nurtured sweater knitting pattern by andrea mowry

nurtured sweater knitting pattern by andrea mowry

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