This is a big FO Friday for me, as I finished my Elfe. I haven't blocked it yet, but I'm not sure I will. It fits so good right now. If I do block it, I will probably throw it in the dryer (it's superwash) once it's almost dry to pull it in a little. Thanks for the great suggestions, Christi!
I have to say I loved making this so so much. I might even make another at some point. I've been SOOOOOO busy with my secret project the past month and a half (which is almost finished!) that I didn't get much knitting time, and I still finished this sweater in a month's time. I started the sweater July 27th and finished August 26th. Crazy, right?
So here it is!
Here it is on the back of my bathroom door. The lighting isn't great. I wish I had remembered to take a picture when it was still daylight out.
Not the best picture, as this is late Monday night after knit group when I finished. I had actually never tried it on (nor did I make a swatch...shhhhhhh) until this moment, so I was excited to see it fit. I'll have a better picture of it soon, as I was making in part for the Yarniacs podcast Fall KAL. Part of the fun of the KAL is to wear it with a Fall outfit designed around your knit wear. I'm still coming up with the full outfit, so I'll share that when it happens soon!
Yarn: Candy Skein Yummy fingering in Grape Soda and Sugar Snap Pea
Needles: US size 6
Pattern: Elfe by Astrid Schramm
Notes: I have to say I LOVE the neckline of this sweater. I wish all pullovers had this perfect construction. It's so clean and pretty. I also loved how the continuous sleeves allow for the sweater to just be finished when you finish the body. No dreading the sleeves or neck band, etc. I made the size S, but it was a 36", which is too big for me. I'm afraid if I block it, it might get a little big, but we'll see. I did the stripes jogless, and carried the yarn down the back of the sweater. I first started cutting at the bigger stripes, but realized how pointless that was. I'm happy I carried it the rest of the way. Overall, I can't wait to wear this when it gets a little cooler. I think it will look great with a pair of jeans and even a long sleeved tee under it for Fall/Winter.
That's it for me. Have a great weekend!
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