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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 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 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 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.


amanda said…
Looks wonderful!!! What if you tried attaching the belt higher up near your natural waist? That might smooth out the bumps. Or, you could attach some snaps to close it instead. Either way, it looks great!!
nanny said…
It is beautiful and YOU DO KNOW HOW TO KNIT. Each day that I struggle, I know that you can knit. I do like the hair pic closer, but the belt works as well. Who is looking at bulges anyway?
Shauna said…
I would never have even noticed the unsightliness of the bulges! You can't even see them--it's just soft comfy looking fabric! I heart it! You are an AMAZING KNITTER!!! XOX
mimi and papa said…
You did an awesome job with this sweater. I can see why you love it so much. The style suits you and is classic - it will always look good. The color is spot on as well as it can be worn with just about anything, I for sure know that you do not have ANY bulges! Looking Good!

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