Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What I Did on Summer Vacation

Aside from visiting the places you've seen, I also did this:

The Jan Sweater

Or rather, most of it.  I was able to complete all the pieces but the second sleeve, which I managed to squeeze out last week.  I sewed it together on Friday and Saturday, in between other projects.

I made this one slightly differently from the first one.  I wanted it to be slouchier, so I could wear it with lower-waisted bottoms, so instead of starting with fewer stitches for the ribbing and then increasing to the number for the main body, I just started with the number of body stitches right from the beginning.  I also did the ribbing in the same size needles as the main pattern.  It is quite a bit slouchier than the first one, but I wish I'd made it an inch or two longer.  However, I had just enough yarn as it is.

And just for laughs, here's the uncropped photo:

Why is this funny?  Because my left foot looks twice as big as my right foot!  And actually it's a whole size smaller! 

Here are some more outtakes:

Whistling, just to be silly.

Pretending to be a model.  And failing.


  1. Great sweater, and your “outtake” pictures are so cute! What yarn did you use? I guess I can always jump on Ravelry to check but I always forget about Ravelry.

  2. Sorry - I forgot to give any details! I used Rowan 4 Ply Cotton, 5 balls for the smallest size, and 2.75mm needles.

  3. I love the slouchy version. Gotta say, though I adore the Jan, I won't be making it again any time soon.

  4. Ahh, thanks for the details about the slouchy version. I will have to remember that if I make this sweater. BTW, the whistling pic is too fabulous!

  5. Kristin: I know yours was a pain, but it turned out beautifully in the end!

    SoKnitPicky: Thanks!


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