jana banana

May 7, 2007


Filed under: knitting, projects — Jana @ 9:52 am

My first sweater is finally done.
sweater front

The front has two cables running up the sides, that are really hard to see in this picture.  And sorry about the tired looking picture, it was early.

sweater back
I learned a lot from it. It is really chunky so I think it’s not the most flattering sweater, but it’s casual and comfortable, so… whatever. For my first try…I don’t hate it. Somehow in making my own pattern I made the sleeves way too long so they had to have folded cuffs. I think they turned out so long because I used smaller needles than I should have and it made the yarn heavy which makes the sleeves stretch a lot more than expected. I don’t know how soon I will be making another sweater from my own pattern again. I will probably stick to projects that have detailed instructions out of books for a while.



  1. I am amazed. Your sweater turned out SO WELL! The fit is amazing, you are such a pro.

    Comment by happygoshoppy — May 7, 2007 @ 10:16 am

  2. I am also so amazed. It is beautiful! I am so proud! Whoah.

    Comment by Wendy — May 7, 2007 @ 11:04 am

  3. Holy crap! You’ve taken craft to a whole new level. I better step it up a notch! It looks great on you, by the way.

    Comment by Chantel — May 7, 2007 @ 2:39 pm

  4. um, you are pretty much a crafting goddess! I wish I had a talent like that. looks great!

    Comment by ali — May 7, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

  5. oh, and I hope you don’t mind me commenting on your blog?!?!

    Comment by ali — May 7, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

  6. No I don’t mind…I love comments!

    Comment by jana banana — May 8, 2007 @ 1:07 am

  7. Your first sweater was from your own pattern?! You are so creative and BRAVE! It looks really cute and comfy. Good job!

    Comment by Melinda — May 8, 2007 @ 9:57 am

  8. Jana I can’t believe it, it looks so good! I am truly amazed, you are so talented. You were definitely born to knit

    Comment by Niki — May 8, 2007 @ 12:34 pm

  9. i cannot believe you made that. i know i have said this before but you are amazing!

    Comment by debbie — May 10, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

  10. So it turned out GREAT!!! I am so impressed. The sleeves look great and so does the hood. I still can’t believe that you got almost the entire front done while we were down there for only what 4 days!!! Way to go!!!!

    Comment by Bethany — May 14, 2007 @ 3:55 pm

  11. You sweater is darling, Jana. I think you are so talented!

    Comment by Mom of Jana/Grandma of Carmen! :) — May 26, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  12. […] mind knowing you are knitting something to be the size intended.  It didn’t end up like my first disaster that looked more like […]

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