Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweater in Fluffy yarn--old before it's new

This is one of the nearly completed sweaters I discovered in a closet a few months ago. All that was left to do was the bottom half of the sleeves.

I bought this yarn before some of you were born! I had knitted it in an all over rib but made the stitches too loose so it was too large.

I undid it and later made it into a different pattern but similar to the one in the photo. I undid that one because I didn't like the way it was turning out. Thus, this version.

I began it about ten years ago, which explains the style. I didn't want to start over , once again, as this acrylic mohair wannabe is not easy to take apart. It is Fluffy by Unger and was manufactured for years and years.

It is supposed to have a lot of ease but not 47" worth! Those drop shoulders shouldn't be that wide either. Guess I didn't measure! The V-neck should be a lot smaller.

Old style or not I love this very soft yarn and I love red. I knitted a garter stitch strip to sew in the V to make it somewhat smaller and to give it more stability and since I wasn't certain how to do a V decrease, I just overlapped one edge over the other.

If the 80's really are coming back, then I am going to be in style.

Most people like to complete a project which is the latest style. I am happy just completing a project, especially one which was started so many years ago.

6 comments:

Jilly Be said...

Are you kidding? I LOVE the looks of this sweater! OK, maybe not my color, but the pattern looks so yummy...kind of soft, cuddly, chenille-like...the sort of sweater I would cuddle up in & enjoy all evening. If it's a passe style, then just add my taste to that era!

glorm said...

You can't cuddle up in it; you have your own partnership going. LOL.

I do make sweaters in colors other than rose and red by the way.

Joansie said...

Great-looking sweater! Always in style!

glorm said...

Thanks, Joan. I'm glad I did finish it and I do like it.

Deb said...

Great sweater!

glorm said...

Thanks, Deb. I'm not a good knitter, but a determined one. LOL.