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Aislin Sweater

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Aislin sweater

Created in this Craftsy class

Knit to Flatter taught by Amy Herzog

Make every sweater you knit your new favorite! Author and designer Amy Herzog shows you how to fashion knitwear thatís perfect for your body.

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Worsted (10 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Mod
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What needles did you use? US 6 / 4.0 mm / UK 8

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What materials did you use? Quince and Co. Lark in Carrie's Yellow.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud of the lace work in the front. I really mapped it out and I think it turned out great.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take the time to map out how all the different lace panels fit together.

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Help! I love everything about the pattern, but the sweater just doesn't fit. It's too big. Any ideas what went wrong? Is it fixable or do I have to start over?

10/15/2013 Flag

It seems as though the fashion today is to wear sweaters like blousesrather snug or close-fitting to the body rather like they were worn in the 30s and 40s, but with heavier threads/yarns, not with the fingering yarns that were knit with back then. What you have knit is a Classic Cardigan and it looks perfectly fine as it is. The neckline seems to droop a bit and if it were my cardigan I think I'd extend more of the waist fastenings all the way up to the top as well to control that. Perhaps you could compensate for what you feel is 'too big' by carefully basting out along the side seams the amount which you'd like to remove and then serge the seam together when you've settled on a better fit? And for your next garment enter a closer-fitting set of measurements, i.e., no ease allowed, as I believe that those amounts are built into the final patts, with the options of dropping the front or back darts for different shaping or closer/looser fits, etc... The lace is Beautiful!

12/04/2013 Flag

It's really pretty and you are right to be proud of that lace!

10/17/2013 Flag

Can you take it apart and take in the sides?

12/15/2013 Flag

What if you shortened the sleeves to just above your elbow? It's so gorgeous in the front with the lace panels. Less sleeve would accent your tiny waist and the lace panels. You look lovely in that color!!!

03/29/2014 Flag