Ya'll, I finally finished my Featherweight. Finally. And I L-O-V-E it!

Okay, it really didn't take that long when I take in to account that I took a month off from knitting it. I shredded my cornea at the beginning of July (yeah, I don't recommend doing that). Once that was healed enough to knit again, I couldn't decide how I wanted to finish the edges - hem, cuffs and collar. I debated feather and fan for a long time, finally decided on that, but then couldn't decide if I wanted to add the texture of some purl rows or not. I decided to go for it and I'm super happy!

The pattern is so, so wonderful! I love that it's so customizable - I opted to make the body and sleeves longer, and changed the edging. I'm already planning another one.

With that, here are my notes and some adjustments I'll make next time.

  • I got gauge with size 6 needles, but I think the fabric would look better if I had used 5s. So next time I'll use 5s. 
  • I could have knit the entire sweater from 1 skein had I been more careful about it. I had about 6 rows of the collar left when I needed to start a second skein. In total that used approximately 10 grams, which I'm sure I could have "found" elsewhere in the sweater. Boo hiss. 
  • I’m not overly happy with the way the M1s look in the FO, so when I knit this again I’ll pick another increase - maybe kfb? 
  • I also wish the fronts were a big wider, so when I do this again I'll add more front stitches. 
  • For the love of God, next time I will slip 1 at the beginning of each row to make picking up the collar easier. I HATE picking up stitches and this was no exception. I don't know why the pattern doesn't call for that. 
close up of the pattern on the collar
(plus some Instagramming of the colors)

The rest of the post is the technical stuff, including how I did the edging.

Stitch counts at sleeve division: f: 31 (+1) sl: 58 b: 106 (+4) sl: 58 f: 31 (+1)

Sleeves: knit to 16.5 inches, then knit lace pattern for 1.5 inches

Cuffs (multiple of 18 stitches):
1st row (RS) K.
2nd row K.
3rd row *K2tog 3 times, yo, k1 6 times, k2tog 3 times; repeat from * to end.
4th row K. Repeat rows 1-4 four times, then row 1. Bind off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

Collar (multiple of 18 stitches):
knit in stockinette for 1/2 inch
1st row (RS) K
2nd row K 
3rd row k2, *k2tog 3 times, yo k1 6times, k2 tog 3 times repeat from * to last 2 stitches, k2 
4th row: K repeat rows 1-4 four times, knit 2 rows in stockinette, bind off using Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

Knit body in stockinette for 14 inches, then knit hem.
Hem (multiple of 18 stitches):
1st row (RS) K
2nd row P
3rd row *k2tog 3 times, yo k1 6times, k2 tog 3 times repeat from *
4th row: P repeat rows 1-4 for 3 inches, then knit rows 1-2 once more, bind off.

You might notice on the collar that I k2 before starting my pattern. I had 4 extra picked up stitches, so instead of trying to math it all out, or change the number of stitches, I just ignored those stitches and knit them plain. It gives the very bottom of the sweater a straight edge. Kind of a happy accident to work out that way.


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  2. Its so amazing that you made this! great job, i love it!:)

  3. Bookmarking this :) Thank you for your comments, I"m sure it will help me to need the pattern a lot


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