It's done! And it's more magical than I could've ever imagined!
My April Showers Sweater has been a fun and relatively quick knit. I used the top down raglan sweater tutorial from the Fringe Association to guide me on my way. It really was an invaluable resource while creating my first raglan sweater from scratch.
I was definitely worried about picking up stitches for a V-neck sweater since I had never made one before, but it actually came together pretty quickly. I cheated a little and looked up free V-neck sweater patterns on Ravelry and checked out how a few other people had done their designs using 1x1 and 2x2 rib, and worked from there.
Eventually I would like to publish some of these sweater patterns I've been designing. I think that'll have to be further on down the line though, since I will need to write them up, knit them again, then have some test knitters try them out for clarity. And even then, I'm not sure how to adjust for multiple sizes so most likely they will only be sweaters with Ashley size measurements! I'm new to designing, I still have much to learn.
I couldn't wait to get one of my brand new, fancy silk labels sewn into this guy! So posh!!! (From NakedLabelsUK on Etsy.)
I have already listed this magical gem in my Etsy shop. Some details; it is made from Drops Air yarn which is 70% Alpaca, 23% Polyamide and 7% Wool. It's a size medium, or a Women's size 10, and measures roughly 40" around at the bust with flattering waist shaping. (If you order before May 8th you can get 20% off during my Mother's Day Sale!)
What do you think? Is this a style you would wear? Should I make a few more of these for the shop? I'd love some feedback!
Thanks for following along with me on another sweater journey! If you want to see more progress shots from this project you can check them out here or follow along on my Instagram to see up to the moment project pics and info.
I'll see you soon for another update on Jakson's Socks and a Birthday Surprise gift that I'm pretty pumped about.
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