over a year ago now i announced i was joining into my first ever knit along. I bought my yarn, swatched, panicked and then launched into the pattern, knitting as written and figuring it should probably fit me. Tasha’s knit along posts gave a lot of detailed information about making sure that you could ensure that your finished garment would fit you, basically giving you the tools to rewrite the pattern to your own size – all of which i read and absorbed while thinking that’ll come in useful when i’m more advanced at knitting and try to resize something.
The knitalong finished up with other members showing off their finished jumpers in June. I continued knitting away… back, front – including dividing for the button placket – two sleeves, a collar and even the little pocket and eventually I had the elements of a jumper.
It took until August before I blocked my pieces, and I was in my house before I started seaming so that makes it at least October. So where’s my finished photos? Where’s my first ever hand knitted garment? I was already sporting my Normandy Evening Sheath in Self Stitched September, what about Briar Rose?
Rosy lives on the bottom shelf of my bedside table patiently waiting to be frogged. And frankly given the above time line synopsis its not likely to be happening this side of the summer!
After seaming up the sides and shoulders I tried it on – turns out I had knitted a garment fit for someone with a matchstick for a neck. I had been worrying that it wouldn’t fit me while knitting and was going to gift it to a friend who is smaller than me if it was, but this is not fit for human wear.