To say I "love" this sweater does not do my sentiments justice. I really, really adore this sweater. I wear it all the time and it's perfectly suited for this time of season change. It makes me feel like I know how to knit : ) It's comfortable and snuggly.
The pattern is great, easy to follow and I didn't hit any stumbling blocks. I used EcoWool and it's lovely. I am also happy with the color. As you all know, the pattern is Starsky and it's from Knitty.com(Jordana Paige).
I love it...okay, nuff said, you get the idea?
Now that I have extolled the virtues of the sweater, there is, one problem....
Yes folks, there are some "unsightly bulges" with which to contend! YUCK!!! My dear mother-in-law thinks that it was the lighting and the photography. I dare disagree. It was very kind of my father-in-law to take the pictures on the streets of Spilimbergo, and the quality of pics is fine. I don't believe there is a change in "lighting" that's going to change those bulges!!!! (maybe some smoke and mirrors might do the trick!)
When I review the pattern on knitty, the picture of the back of the sweater has the model standing with her arms outstretched in front of her....if I do that, the bulges disappear. However, that's not a natural stance...so when the sweater is belted it has the bulges. I guess I can either, 1) not even give it another thought, knowing personally that I don't have actual "fat back" rolls or 2) skip the belt and close it with a hair stick.
Lucky for me, I haven't attached the belt anyway...so I have been using the hair stick lately. I am still not sure what I will do, but it doesn't diminish my love for this finished project.