The hold up was the collar. I thought I had a good idea for the collar. But I didn’t like the first attempt. Or the second. Or the third. As I was tinking the fourth effort, I stopped with the collar halfway undone and tried the sweater on. And I was hit with a new inspiration for the collar.
Attempt number five was a success. After I finished the collar, I decided to add shoulder pads. I’d never put shoulder pads in a sweater before. I followed the instructions -- more or less – for a lightweight shoulder pad in The Ultimate Knitting Book (Vogue Knitting). I think they help the sweater.
The sweater does fit me, but I will try to sell it first. (If you’re interested, let’s talk!) If the sweater doesn’t sell by the end of the year, I’ll adopt it as my own.
I would like to write up the pattern, but I’ll need to re-knit it first. As with most of my creations, there are some things I’d change in a second iteration.
Here’s a picture of the front.
And a closer look at the right front.
And a look at the left sleeve.
And a look at the back.
I think the buttons work. And I really like how the duplicate stitch worked. What do you think?