Ah . . . my Summer February Lady Sweater. We’ve had some good times and we’ve had some bad times – and now you’re going to live with my mom so that I can focus on the good times only and stop glaring at you out of the corner of my eye.
Good moment: sitting on the floor of Gourmet Yarn Co fondling all of the cotton yarns, looking at the bright colors and thinking, “hmm . . . I really like that February Lady Sweater . . . but it’s summer and summer isn’t the season for wool sweaters. I know! Brilliant! Summer February Lady Sweater!”
Good moment: So excited about yarn I just bought. Must get out the needles and cast on immediately!
Bad moment: Arrrgh! I don’t have the correct gauge!
Good moment: Oooooh, my gauge is so wrong that I can knit the XS size and it will come out Linden size (which is not usually XS size). Okay, change that previous bad moment to a neutral moment.
Bad moment: Hmm . . . I think I might have been slightly confused by the placement of the stitch markers for the yoke. Well, I’m about to finish the yoke – surely I would have noticed if there was something way wrong earlier.
Worse moment: Um, there is something seriously wrong with this side of the sweater. I’ll just take it off the needles and have a look at it to see why it looks weird. Huh- this sweater is supposed to be symmetrical, right? It’s time to frog it : (
Good moment: I’m going to change the yoke so that there is no chance of me messing this up again (see below for what I did).
Good moment: Finished with the body and one sleeve! I’m going to try it on!
Bad moment: Bah! I don’t like it on me! Well, hopefully mom will like it.
Good moment: Mom likes it! Yay! Okay, project can go down in history as a success.
All kidding aside, I really love this pattern, I like this yarn ok – but I don’t like them together for me. My opinion improved once buttons were added, but I’m still giving the Summer February Lady to my mom because I don’t see myself wearing it. I only slightly changed the yoke because I didn’t like how the increases looked (and because of aforementioned yoke disaster). Here are the details:
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 Cotton in Coral
Modifications for XS size:
Work 19 increase rows – 230 sts
Work 35 YO increases (k3, YO, *k6, YO, repeat from * to last 3 sts, k3)
Continue in pattern as written!
Oh, and I also made some basic socks out of what was left of my Knit Picks Stroll Kettle Dyed!