FO Friday: Do As I Say

Not as I do. Knit a gauge swatch. Wash and block it. Then cast on and knit your sweater. I didn’t do any of this.

And I still ended up with a fantastic sweater that fits and looks pretty good. I love it! The yarn, Cascade superwash sport was very nice to work with though it really grew a lot when I blocked it. The sleeves alone grew a good 3 inches. The pattern, Topeka, is very well written. I will knit another one or more. I used some of the hints on Ravelry and they worked out really well except for the button placement. I ended up with 11 buttons instead of the 7 I should have. I like the look though. The one thing that really helped more than anything else was theΒ Knit to Flatter class I took on Craftsy. I took all the measurements that Amy suggests and then made the sweater to my shape.

As happy as I am with my sweater I am sad to see Camp Loopy 2013 come to an end. I really enjoyed having a plan for knitting set out for me and I ended up with three finished items that I really love. Next summer I plan to participate in Camp Loopy 2014. I hope you’ll consider joining in.

If you’d like to read more Fo Friday posts be sure to visit Tami’s Amis blog.


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20 Responses to FO Friday: Do As I Say

  1. elpalchica says:

    Yay! First to see it in the flesh and first to see it on your blog! Sometimes there ARE advantages to being woken by a baby… I can’t wait to see more of this sweater in an everyday setting. It looks so well and the color is subtly cool.


  2. Lovely! I hope mine will eventually look as good πŸ™‚


  3. Michelle says:

    Aaaand another new thing for my queue! It looks great, congrats πŸ™‚


  4. Michelle says:

    That’s fantastic! It looks fabulous!! Congrats on finishing πŸ™‚ My project is drying as we speak…it took a lot to get it done. By about 1/2 way through I’d had enough and had to force myself to finish!


  5. Lisa says:

    YAY! I loved following your progress. What a lovely sweater!


  6. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Wow! It looks great! I really like all the buttons and am glad it ended up the way it did. I’m glad you had such a good time at camp this summer. Maybe I’ll join you there next year.


  7. Lovely sweater! I was just thinking of a sweater this morning, but I’m terrified of getting it to fit, and even more terrified of the garment growing after I’m done πŸ™‚ I’ve looked at Camp Loopy, but some how the summer months just completely get away from me!


  8. It looks great, very cosy. I love the yarn colour too


  9. Beth Holt says:

    I like your sweater. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of it. And I’m knitting a cowl with the 220 superwash and I’ve decided I’m not too fond of it, because I think it’s too splinty. Do you have this problem?


  10. Renee Anne says:

    It’s fabulous and it turned out and you learned something about Cascade 220 Superwash πŸ™‚


  11. tinkhickman says:

    It looks fab, love the colour. X


  12. chrisknits says:

    Awesome sweater!! Wish I could wear pullovers, but alas, this stage in life demands cardis that can be ripped off when the heat hits! LOL. Wear it with pride my friend.


  13. ellen says:

    That sweater looks fantastic! Great job, you almost validated me with the no swatching, and then I saw you took the Craftsy class. So … I see you are skilled AND clever! Happy Long weekend knitting.


  14. Stacey says:

    Lovely sweater. The button details are fabulous. Of course, I’m one of those people who love sleeves a little longer in case my hands get cold.


  15. Marilyn says:

    It looks super! And the buttons are perfect. And the fit as well. πŸ™‚


  16. autumngeisha says:

    The sweater looks great! Love the front placket and buttons. Looks really comfy, too. I often get lazy and skip the wash & block part of swatching.


  17. Kepanie says:

    Yea! It fits you so well. The color is a smile.


  18. Pat(ricia) says:

    Whoo Hoo! Topeka is finished! It looks awesome and the color is just excellent too πŸ™‚

    As for the buttons … well I think it looks perfectly right; if you hadn’t mentioned it … I would have not known, unless I had the pattern itself.

    Maybe next year you could warn us a bit in advance of when Camp Loopy starts? If you remember.

    It’s funny that you mention that you enjoyed having 3 pre-planned projects (PPP) as it were laid out …. been thinking about something like this myself lately.

    Great job!


  19. Janet says:

    Love your sweater and the pretty blue color. Camp Loopy sounds like fun. I’ll try to remember to watch for it next year.


  20. kathy says:

    What a lovely color, and the sweater fits great! I loved that class, too!


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