I came across these pics of Jessica wearing this sweater several months ago and thought I’d like a comfy, soft sweater to knock around in. Obviously, though, I’m not followed by paparazzi noticing how often I’ll wear my sweater nor will I ever wear it with Uggs.
Because I’m not a celeb, I ordered some super soft Drops Alpaca boucle yarn, mocked up an A-line oversized sweater pattern and started knitting. In stockinette, for like, ever! I’ve knit and knit and come out with a sweater body I really like. My sweater is similarly proportioned to the Jessica sweater, but I opted for normal sleeve widths because I do my own chores and such.
What’s the problem? I don’t like the neck I knit on the sweater. I wanted a loose squooshy turtleneck thing, but one that would not touch my neck because that heebs me out. We all have our things.
What does that fabulous idea look like?
Yeah, not so good in the neck department. It looks like I donated my neck to science right? And may I just add, I have a rather long neck so I really did a number here. I shall have to rip out and perhaps come up with a ribbed turtle neck like on the Jessica sweater. Can I mention how hard it is to rip out this boucle? I’ll put it off for a few days to gather my patience and strength.