Earlier this year, I discovered top-down seamless sweaters. *mind-blown* I had primarily only had experience with bottom-up sweaters before. And the sweaters I had done that were top-down, still required some sewing at the end for the sleeves.
When I discovered how top-down yoke sweaters were constructed, I had to design one of my own. How amazing is it that you can check the fit of a sweater as you work on it and modify it as you need to to accommodate your body type/shape!?!
I started the Sierra Sweater earlier this year… but because I can be a bit of a perfectionist, it fell short of what I had expected it to me (a lot of my work does *holds head in shame*). I was on the brink of frogging it, but instead, decided to just put it aside for a while until I was ready to look at it again. After all, the sweater was finished, I just wasn’t completely happy with it and couldn’t put my finger on why.
A few months went by, and I was finally ready to try it on again and look at it again. And lo and behold, I LOVED IT! I just wanted to adjust the length of the body a little bit to make it a crop. After all, it was mid-summer when I looked at it again and it was SCREAMING to be a crop.
It’s a simple lace design with increases incorporated in between the lace. The sweater is made seamless and the best part is it can be tried on as you knit it up. That way, you can adjust the body length as your need to, armhole length if you need to. After all, everyone’s body is different.
Since it was my first sweater design, I made ALL the mistakes. Thankfully, I had a great group of test knitter gals who were SOOOO patient and kind who held my hand through it all. Could not be more grateful for such lovely people.
And the best part is, I have my FIRST SWEATER DESIGN under my belt (*happy dance*). This year has been an amazing year for knitting and I can’t wait to see how the year ends!