Turns out when I abandoned my Rusted Root in progress last fall (yeah you read right) I was only about three days from it’s completion.
Who’s a dork?
In the interests of full disclosure, the ends aren’t completely woven in and it’s not been wetblocked, but I had to show you something!
This is an easy little sweater to knit and I knit it in the very nice Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (I used about 2.5 skeins) that is a hearty little yarn at a very nice little price. I wanted to make a top that fits like a tee, not a looser sweater thing because I’m a whore like that, and opted to make the size small. It’s form fitting, though I suspect the cotton yarn with stretch with wear.
Modifications were also done, of course. I made the top longer so my beer belly won’t peep out when worn with low rise pants and I added hip shaping, which was curiously not included in this pattern. I also added a few rounds to the sleeves as the original length hit me in a weird uncomfortable armpit crease area. Ew. Also, as you can see from the inset, I got little to no sleeve pouf, so good luck with that if you’re making this.
I changed the neck finish to a rolled edge because the ribbing looked like ass and would never lay flat because of the shape of the neckline and the lack of decreases in the ribbing as written in the pattern. If you’re making this top and wanting the neck ribbing I would strenuously advise you to plan for decreases to make it lie flat.
All in all, this is an easy summer or travel project. If I’d change anything about this pattern it would be to change the ribbing to 2×2 and use tubular cast off so the inelastic cotton yarn bind offs wouldn’t look so icky. But I’m way too lazy to pull all those rows out and redo, so I’m gonna live with it.