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Friday, January 8, 2016

All Better: No Boyfriend Sweater

I finished this (for the second time!) a couple of weeks ago, but it took me a while to actually get pictures taken. Guys, I love this so much better now that it's hip-length. I've already worn it to work twice, and around the house a couple times.

I ended up adding three total lace repeats to the length, and it hits exactly where I want it to now. I also threw in a slip stitch crochet reinforcement around the inside of the neckband to give it a bit more stability-I love this neckline, but it felt a little too stretchy, and I didn't want to worry about it sagging out off my shoulders. It's so much easier to wear now, and I can really appreciate how comfortable it is. I'm pretty sure I've worn it more in the past three weeks than I did in the previous three and a half years, so this was definitely a great fix.

Ravelry Page: No Boyfriend Sweater
Pattern: Not Your Boyfriend's Sweater by Vera Sanon
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton! Print

Anybody have exciting plans for this weekend? Mystic was a champ at the vet the other day, but he's having trouble leaving his paw alone, so we'll be snuggling a lot so I can keep him from irritating it, and I have a bunch of yarn to start winding up for upcoming projects. I also stocked up at the university library, and am currently in the middle of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage, which  I started reading a few years ago online, and am finding every bit as enjoyable and engaging as I did the first time.


  1. This sweater looks fantastic! Nice job!

  2. Great job on this lace sweater. It looks really good on you. I'm intrigued about that crochet reinforcement you did on the neckline. That sounds smart to keep and maintain its shape.

  3. Oh my gosh, it's awesome! Looks so much better with your fix!

  4. Kudos to you for fixing something that you didn't feel was working for you! Beautiful knitting and beautiful sweater!