I’ve been waiting and waiting to show you this FO. Partly because I finished it in record time (come on, a sweater in less than 2 weeks, not including swatching? That is crazy fast for me) and partly because I love this sweater. I wish I could steal it, but it’s not my size.
10 skeins of Comfy Sport that I bought Melissa for Christmas (?) last year, with the intention that she would make the sweater herself (which she obviously didn’t).
Clearly, it does not fit me. There are 2 more buttons down there. It’s more like a tunic than a sweater and it makes me look fat, but it is cute. Well, it is a size large. But it makes me happy. The pearl buttons add just the right touch. Would I make it again? Maybe. But probably in fingering weight yarn, because, for the life of me, I could not get the square to the right size! These motifs are 6 1/2″, maybe even 7″ with stretching. I’m crossing my fingers that it will fit Melissa.
Pattern: Paige Sweetheart Top (Ravelry link)
Hook: Size F
Yarn: 7 1/2 skeins of Comfy Sport in Peony
Mods: Used a larger motif with the S/M schematic to make a L/XL. Crocheted 8 buttonholes and used 3/8″ buttons. Made the buttonholes larger by ch 2 instead of 1 (probably a mistake, but one that I always seem to make).
Blocking definitely worked wonders on making the motifs lie flatter. Definitely a must for this pattern to block.
Now I have 3 1/2 skeins left over. Gotta think of something else to use the yarn with… Maybe fingerless gloves to match?