Last Monday the Interweave Knits Summer 2011 preview went up on their site and that was the first time I saw pics of my Cumulus Tee I sent off to them last November. (Remember me flu-ridden at the post office?!)
I was so nervous about it that I called my mom practically in tears! Somewhere between November and last Monday I got in my head that this was the ugliest sweater ever created and that everyone would hate it and my career as a knitwear designer would be over before my total knitting world takeover.
But it’s cute, right? Yeah. It’s cute.
Though I have no idea how they made it so cute because when I sent it off it looked like this.
I don’t really know what the rules are here, or what designers are supposed to say in circumstances like this, but Blue Sky Alpaca Skinny Organic Cotton, the yarn Interweave was kind enough to send me to knit this sweater with, is awful. I hated every second I was knitting it, which is why I was sitting in a bar most of the time I was working on it.
It’s splitty and stiff and rough. But I’m sure Interweave has some kind of arrangement with them and they’ve got to get it in the magazine somewhere, and I respect that. YOU, however, have choices. Like Knit Picks CotLin, which is what I suggested in my swatch and proposal to Interweave, and what I would use if I were to knit this sweater again.
The sizing is SUPER small. I was picturing the sweater more fitted across the bust, with an A-line, more tunic-like fit across the stomach, but alas.
Larger sizing is simple here – CO for the largest size and just keep increasing as directed until it reaches past your armpits. Up the needle size for a looser fabric and easier fit – you could go up to 7s without it getting too see-through.
I’m still having a hard time believing that is really my sweater! I keep looking at my picture listed under the designers in the issue! That is MY face! Interweave Knits Summer 2011 patterns? YEAH mine is there! My Ravelry Designer Page has it listed PUBLISHED IN INTERWEAVE KNITS! How about that?
Interweave Knits subscribers started getting their issues last week, and it hits the newsstands on May 17th. Show it some love on Ravelry here.
So I’m for real now! Way realer than I was before. No more fucking around!