As you may have guessed I am not a knitter of long term projects. I like to finish up and move on! Relatively small projects and/or medium sized ones with small bites to finish are my favs. So how did I end up knitting myself a sweater? A sweater! I am not a small person so a sweater for me is a major undertaking. But here I am–doing it!
And “it” is Berroco’s Bancroft sweater–
I just fell in love with it. Of course, that didn’t mean I wouldn’t change a few things. I changed the yarn to Berroco’s Maya, a luscious cotton and alpaca chainette, in a very similar green. Love it. Someday we will have to talk about the “knit it in the same color as the pattern/sample” syndrome. Remind me.
I have finished the back–made it two inches longer and then brought the neck in. I have relatively narrow shoulders so the neck as written would have been a leetle Flashdance.
Not quite the look I am going for. And now I can’t get the music out of my head. Ear worm!
But wait, there’s more. I like the shirt tail dip in the back so I am reproducing that for the fronts and, yes, I am making it into a cardigan. Because this is not a complex pattern and the shaping is minimal the changes have not been challenging. Really, I promise, you could do it too.
I think I will love it and wear it and be so surprised that I knit a sweater for myself. But first…I have to finish it. Wish me luck!