Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Love Lizzy!

Lizzy is finally finished! Yay!

This project was a real test of my knitting skills, and I loved every minute of the challenge.

With the help of some fellow Ravelry friends, I learned how to:

- add a hem to this garment to keep it from raveling at the bottom - add waist shaping and alter the sleeve width for a more customized fit
- I also sewed this sweater together myself–one of the only times I’ve done this with a sweater, and it came out pretty well!
- The one thing I would do differently is this: I picked up stitches and did a 3-needle bind-off for the side seams, as I’d read that this was an option rather than sewing. It came out fine, but the seams (such as the sleeves) that I sewed look smoother. I guess I CAN sew!

All in all, a wonderful learning experience, and I adored working with Noro. I may order some more of this color (I have 3 skeins left) to make a Clapotis.


Donna Lee said...

It's beautiful. Isn't the knitting community wonderful? Any time I have a question, I know right where to to for answers.

peaknits said...

Oh, Lizzy is fabulous - and so wearable! Nice job - now we have our pairing of first sweaters, (noro+ruffles) what's next?:)

Jeanne said...

Very pretty! Congrats on finishing!

tonni said...

Congratulations! LOVE you Lizzy :) It fits perfect!