FO: Turtle Dove

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It is done! (Link to Ravelry project page.) First FO of 2021.

I haven’t washed this yet, so the stitches are still somewhat uneven in places. It took just over six weeks to complete though if I had been a little more focused it could have taken way less.

I did try it on and I have to say I’m not 100% happy with it. It fits ok but I was anticipating it being more roomy. Guess I should have made the larger size. Could have been a little longer too, and the neck doesn’t sit smoothly probably because it’s a funnel-type neck with no neckline shaping. If I made it again, I would make it bigger and wider, add length below the armholes, work the ribbing without changing to smaller needles and do the short rows at the back neck. Hmmm, that’s a lot of changes!

Ah well, live and learn!!

6 responses »

  1. Pretty color, but that is a really oddly-proportioned sweater. It’s hard to tell without a comparison, but it looks like the raglan is … what? Fourteen, fifteen inches deep?

  2. Nicola, Great color . Difficult to tell how it fits but the person has to feel good in it. Workmanship looks excellent. Congratulations. When on the body, would pull up on the shoulders . Not too long is good.

  3. It’s not your basic sweater. It’s a swoncho – a cross between a poncho and a sweater. A poncho with sleeves, if you like. They are very “on trend” around Ravelry these days.

  4. I had wondered about that — makes sense that it would be shaped differently than a traditional raglan-sleeved pullover.

  5. I find it amazing that I never finish a project without thinking of how I should have done things differently. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one. I have a friend who has inspired me to go back and “fix” some of my sweaters so that I am completely happy with them.

  6. Once I have finished something, I rarely feel the urge to go back and change something. But thanks to your comment, I am considering removing the ribbed turtleneck, widening the neck a little, and then reknitting a shorter neckband. If I decide to do surgery on it, I will blog about it 🙂

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