Sweater done! A few firsts for me..

Remember this?

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And I asked for advice on the sleeves, which was awesome! Based on combined feedback, I went for 3/4 length, and did one set of the lace, which made a nice touch but wasn’t too busy. So, here’s the finished piece:

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I love it. It fits beautifully, falls just below the waist, shaping where needed, and I do think it’s the perfect traditional sweat for late summer, early fall.

Here’s my firsts on this:
First full sweater of entirely handspun (weighs12 oz, which is also helpful info for the future)
First time spinning beads into yarn and using it in garment design.
First self designed pattern! (I know, it’s raglan, but still..gotta start somewhere!!)
First time asking for readers to help me sort though the last stages of design, so thank you!!!

Now we’re off for another camping weekend, and you know I’ll be wearing this in the chilly evenings! Here’s a pic from last week’s alpine backpacking trip:

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Happy Friday! Spin on!

12 thoughts on “Sweater done! A few firsts for me..

  1. Leah, it looks really lovely. I think the lace at the bottom is perfect. Congrats on your first fully Leah created sweater!! I hope to follow in your footsteps shortly with a self-spun and designed vest.

  2. What a great sweater, and all those firsts! Congratulations! Oh my gosh those trees and that lake are gorgeous… I’m a wee jealous 😀
    Hugs and enjoy both your new sweater and your camping weekend,
    Beth

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