Finished Custom Fit Sweater

4 Nov

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Okay – it’s not really finished.  I don’t have a bottom trim. I had planned on making a 1″ hem but I’m now debating on whether to do that or something different.  Plus my sleeve ends are a bit baggy.  I might put some elastic thread in the cuffs to tighten them up.

My evaluation of Custom Fit is a thumbs up.  An emphatic thumbs up in fact.  The sweater isn’t perfect. But it’s the best sweater I’ve made so far.  I think what I learned from both Amy Herzog’s Craftsy class and the Custom Fit pattern is that I have been making sweaters the wrong size.  I usually size the sweater according to my bust when I should be sizing them according to my upper chest measurement.  Besides that, I didn’t need to make a lot of alterations.  Sweater pattern makers make patterns for the “average woman” and my measurements are pretty close to the average woman evidently.

If I were to design/knit a v-neck again, I’d make it lower. And if I make a sweater with 3/4 length sleeves, I’d shorten them by 1.5″ and make them tapered instead of straight.

Now, what to do with that hem….

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One Response to “Finished Custom Fit Sweater”

  1. bsburgess November 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM #

    That’s incredible! Looks great and I like the color. Nice with a pair of boots.

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