(Heck yes I wear my pink sweaters with red pants!)
- Turns out I knit top-down seamless sweaters for a reason. I hated seaming all of the pieces.
- The shoulders are too wide. I feel like a doofus when I wear it. I actually can't wear it all day, because the wide shoulders + slightly too high underarm seams really start to bug me, and I get crabby and can't figure out why, then I change my sweater and everything is sunshine and rainbows again.
- The ribbing on the bottom flips up really badly. I'm annoyed with myself for that, because before I cast on, I read other people's notes on Ravelry and they all said to knit the ribbing on a smaller needle. I took note of this, meant to do it, and then did not. It actually bothers me enough that I might unseam that part and re-knit the ribbing.
I think that's all. I did make some mods that I'm sure help with my feelings toward the sweater.
- I moved the increases toward the edges. The pattern is written with 3 stitches between decreases and edge. I changed it to be just one stitch, and I like it way better, especially around the neckline.
- I lengthened the sleeves to be full-length.
- I tapered the sleeves quite a bit more than the pattern called for, and I actually wish I'd done it a bit more. They are still a bit loose around the wrists.
- I lengthened the torso by about 1.5" (this is a typical adjustment for me).
I mean, I don't regret making the sweater. I just wish it was more perfect. It's hard to spend so much time making something that is not perfect. On a happy note, the color is pretty. I do love orchidy-pinks. Geesh, what a girl.