It’s finally done. This is official. My first ever knitted sweater is completed. I’ve been intimidated by lots of sweater patterns at Ravelry at least five years and finally got enough confidence after successfully finished my first and wearable skirt and decided to challenge myself further. Can you believe that I waited ‘five years’ to attempt something I’ve always wanted to knit? What’s wrong with me, seriously? Why wouldn’t I try first anyway? I am not a girl that worries of making mistakes. I still don’t know what kept me from trying sweaters that long.
I tried to choose my first sweater simple yet lovely enough. So once I finish it hopefully I get more inspired and ready to try something more advanced. There are just little too many lovely sweater patterns at Ravelry. I ended up with screening down to thirty candidates and finally chose one guy that calls for the yarn weight similar to what I already have. (Yes, I have yarn stashes I must let go of to get new fresh ones if you know what I mean.) So, here it is: the simplest sweater I found and yes, it IS simple.
So, now you ask how was the actual knitting? I don’t know where to start but one thing I can say is the process was unbelievably easy and purely enjoyable. I was a bit concerned about attaching arms and finishing up underarms since I’ve never done before. However, they were way easier than they sounded. The pattern was pretty clear and easy to follow. The yarn did absolutely wonderful job as you see. I simply admire the texture and the colorway the yarn generously created here. I cannot believe this is my first sweater I've tried ever. It looked so beautiful and stylish that I got great feedbacks already. I still cannot believe I waited this long to dive into this rewarding and enjoyable knitting.
Here’s a takeaway from this amazing experience. Be brave and do try anyway to see if it works for you or not. Without testing you would never know what you will get! Now I am off to knit my new jacket with even more comfidence! What's on your needles?