Surprise! I finished a sweater! I know, it is practically unbelievable.
I had this sweater in my stash for several years. It’s that Needful Yarns London Tweed. It is super soft! I started knitting something with it, but then I went on my extended knitting hiatus. I’d been wanting just a basic, no-nonsense pullover, and this seemed like the perfect yarn for it. I got the Raglanify app for my iPad to try out. I must confess that I did not have high hopes for the app. It just seemed too simple or something. Well, I was WRONG, because it churned out exactly what I wanted! The fit is pretty much spot on. The only adjustments I made were to the sleeves (for anyone curious, I added a few stitches to the sleeve and then decreased more stitches than were called for. I should have tapered the entire sleeve, but I was too lazy to rip out the whole sleeve, so I just went halfway and called it good). I will definitely be using this app again.
Anyway, it might not be the most exciting sweater, but I am pleased with it. Next I am planning to make Shellseeker in crazy clown sweaters. I am anxious to start swatching, but I have to do my nails tonight. It is challenging to prioritize.
Tweedy cuteness! I got that app too and have yet to try it so thanks for saying it’s solid. Glad you’re crafting and blogging!
My nail polish interest isn’t great because I can’t keep it on for long, though I’m trying OPI gel this week…we’ll see if it can survive stew work.
wow! like it!
Two knitted objects in one week, nice work! The fit on that sweater is fab, and I like the raglan decreases.
I love it, dude. Totally perfect fit. I’ve been pondering ShellSeekers for a while but I just keep putting it off. Did you see NJStacie’s version? She added a loose cowl at the top and it’s super cute.
so cute!! what kind of increases did you use at the shoulder? i’m doing a raglan cardi right now and am loving the top-down-ness of raglans…
Very well done. Congrats on the finish!
okay, this is so awesome, I can’t wait to try that app, AND my god, I am STILL working on my sweater body. Man, I am slow. and I have been knitting almost everyday!
as for the nails, if you come over here, I can give you a gel and you can be knitting 20 minutes later. . .
You can’t go wrong with a tweed sweater. And the nice thing is your raglans are shallow so they don’t make your shoulders look massive & manly as raglans can do if they are too deep. I love it, and admire the fit.