Here in the unpredictable state of Missouri the weather has still not permitted me to wear anything that reflects the desire of my heart for autumn temperatures. It is currently 82 degrees outside, yet I’m wearing a sweater. I guess the heart wants what the heart wants.
This sweater was nowhere on my radar when it came to something I would be interested in wearing. But I saw a post by Dasha (@dash_brrn) on instagram wearing this pattern backwards and I fell in love! I love the pattern so much I want to make it for everyone I know as a Christmas Gift! (how is that even getting close yet??)
This was my test version that I never thought I would actually wear because the fabric was bought at Wal-Mart (sssshush – this is a secret). But I ended up loving the way that it turned out that I think I will be wearing it frequently! I really want to make a black one in a super thick sweater knit. I think it would look so cute with light high-waisted denim!
I made a size medium with no fit adjustments. I’ll probably always wear it backwards and never the way it was intended to be worn. The next time I make this I think I will create some sort of altered neckline so it isn’t choking me as much (since it is supposed to be the back of the pattern). I also think I will size up to a large for personal preference. I wanted it to be just a little more baggy, so I’ll be sizing up next time and maybe trimming some length off the front (which would be the back) to help with some of the pulling. When I was putting on the binding for the edges I got a little tripped up and had to repin it like 20 times. I might have been making it harder that it really was, but I would just make sure you’re paying extra attention that you are starting and ending in the right places.
Overall, I thought the pattern was very well written with great illustrations. I love independent pattern companies because they usually do the best with pattern instructions. I totally recommend this pattern to anyone! Even an adventurous beginner!