I am beyond proud and excited to show you my first proper adult (and properly fitting) sweater! My Weekender is blocked, dried and thanks to portrait mode on my iPhone is got it’s final photographs!
Pattern: Weekender by Andrea Mowry
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in Fresco y Seco
Needles: US 8s and 9s
Mods: I added two inches of length to the body. And I knit custom sleeves where the decreases started at the elbow
I am probably one of the last knitters on earth to knit a Weekender. But I can see why it is so popular. It is an easy sweater to wear and to knit. I used just over five skeins of Rios, roughly 1,108 yards or 528 grams. I knit the 48.5 chest size with the modifications listed above. I am SUPER happy with my decision to alternate skeins. I think there is a some flashing and pooling but it’s consistent over the entire garment so it looks purposeful.
It is quite literally 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) right now in Kansas. I DO NOT need a worsted weight sweater so into the cedar chest this project goes! But this finished object has really revved up my garment mojo. I’m already casting on my next sweater that I will share with you on Monday.
It looks so great! Congrats on getting it finished!
Looks great! The first sweater is such an awesome feeling. I hope you have many more to come 🙂
It turned out amazing! Perfect fit and the color looks great on you!
Your sweater is gorgeous!! It looks fantastic on you:)
That looks awesome!!
Oh gosh, it looks fantastic and the fit is wonderful too! No, you’re not the last–I haven’t made one yet but I really want to!
That looks great! Nice fit and nice knitting!
That looks great on you! Congratulations!! That is just what you need to spark your knitting.
Looks great! Well done.
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That looks tremendous! Congratulations! I’ve not knit the Weekender, so you’re definitely NOT the last person 😉 Your idea of alternating skeins has me thinking whether I should be doing the same for the sweater I’m making with Rios. hmmmmmm
Congrats on getting it done. you look amazing
I’m getting ready to knit this one, and I’m worried that 10 inches of positive ease is too much, so I’m searching for images of people using less ease. How much ease did you use in this one?
It’s been a minute since I finished and my sweater is currently packed away. But I’m CONFIDENT I didn’t do 10 inches. Maybe 2 or 3?
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Great sweater, one of my favorite colors which looks great on you!!!