Two years ago, I started knitting this Chuck sweater (one of Andi Satterlund's patterns). Today, I finally wove in one last end. Good things take time?
I'll confess, I'm not a very diligent hand-knitter. I pick projects up and set them down periodically, as I did with this sweater, which should have been a relatively quick knit. I have completed several projects over the last year or so, but this is the only large hand knitting project I have ever completed in all my years of knitting. That's a big statement! I did finish knitting this sometime over the winter, but didn't finish weaving in the ends. Who has time for that??
I found the pattern to be pretty easy to follow, even though I'd never knit anything that was constructed this way. The only other sweaters I've started were either top-down raglans where everything is connected, or seamed with set-in sleeves. I really love how the shaping on the side of the bodice looks, and the sleeve seams are pretty clean, but I'm not in love with the transition from sweater to neck band. I wish I had seamed that, because it looks a little messy. Other people who have made this don't seem to have this issue, so it must be just me!
A funny thing about this sweater is that from when I started making it to when I finished, I went through a style transition. Now this is style is more on the fringe of my sartorial choices. I'm sure I'll still find opportunities to wear it, but now I know for next time: knit faster!
I used KnitPick's Wool of the Andes in Worsted Weight. If you are on Ravelry, add me! Link to the project is here.