FO: Vaila

Yaay! finally it’s done! My first ever top-down sweater is a huge succes!! I’m so excited I’m not sure what to say about it!

Vaila FO

Pattern: Vaila, by Gudrun Johnston
Yarn: Drops Classic Alpaca, 6.5 skeins
Needles: US7, 4,5mm

I love this sweater.. as a matter of fact I love it so much I’ll be knitting more sweaters πŸ˜€ The project did have some huge WTF moments, and the bind-off took me 2 redo’s and finally a crochet hook to get it done, but it’s finally done πŸ™‚ Few things I learned here:

– top-down knitting (w00h00), obviously this involves upside-down-thinking (lol)
– knitting sleeves
– that I suck at sleeve knitting with DPN’s and that Magic Loop is the only way to go πŸ˜€

So yea πŸ™‚ I’m not going to block this knit since it’s the right size as is, and I think the front is too revealing already πŸ˜› I doubt I’ll be wearing this without a top to my uni but since this is my blog I’ll show off the goods for my lovely readers (by this I mean nobody ever comes here so muhahaha).
Anyway, I’ve just washed it and let it soak in super gentle fabric softener and laid it flat to dry, so hopefully I’ll have some pretty pictures next time. I must say it felt a lot lighter, but I’m just hoping it doesn’t stretch out of shape now….. *starts freaking out*

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