At lunch on Wednesday I met up with Kim and we did a little Gathered Pullover photo shoot.
Here are my thoughts - Fat, Frumpy and Fudging Hot!
What was I thinking of wearing this sweater when it was going to be 75 degrees? Must have had been out of my mind. Needless to say, this sweater is going into hibernation until the fall!
After wearing this sweater for a 10 hour work day, I can tell you all the issues I had with it. First, a positive note, it does fit nicely around my bust. Issue #1: Sleeves are too long. As you can see in the picture, they come down over my fingertips. I spent all day with the cuffs folded over and pushed up to my elbows. As the nice wrinkles in the yarn around my elbow nicely demonstrates. Issue #2: The V is too low, this causing extra length going up to the shoulders. The cable motif should actually sit in the middle of my chest and I think it would probably be a bit more flattering if it had. Issue #3: I found the right shoulder wanting to expose by skin, while the left stayed put. So maybe there is a chance of the *Flash Dance* look once I lose more weight. Issue #4: I wish I had incorporated waist shaping. I think this would have made this sweater more slimming than expanding.
So will I knit this sweater again? Believe it or not, yes. Next time though I am going to use a DK weight yarn, add waist shaping, not do a three needle bindoff on the shoulders and leave the sleeve length alone.