Gable Number Two
Loving this pattern - I might convert this to a long sleeve version for fall, because I think the yarn might be too warm for winter:
Details over on the blog!
Here’s the break down: I fall in the middle of two sizes, but I'm closer to 38 so that’s what I made. After trying it on and finding it to be much too big, I remade the 38 but at a gauge of six stitches to the inch. It’s still too roomy. I don’t like this sweater too big – I like it the way it’s supposed to fit. The neck won’t stay in the boat neck style and it rolls in the front and even more in the back. I blocked it twice – the second time with starch, and it still rolls. I think this might be because it’s too big. If the arms were fitted it would probably hold the neck line down and the front and back taut. When I wore it I spent the entire time pulling it down and tugging at the shoulders. I won’t wear it again until it cools off enough to wear it under a jacket so I can hide the neckline.
Other than accidently knitting at a smaller gauge, I didn't change a single thing in the pattern. If I were to make this again I would make the next smaller size, make it longer, and add the extra decreases and increases that a lot of the other knitters did. For the most part I enjoyed the knitting and I love the design of the sweater, but unfortunately I’m not thrilled with my end result.
And I wanted to add: Thanks to girls who hosted this knit-along! It was great to see the comments of people knitting the same thing I was. I'll definitely want to do another one.