I’ve never shared the disaster that was my first sweater on my blog before so I figured that today I finally would. My first sweater probably has been worn the most out of all of the sweaters I’ve knit. Why is that? Because I gave it to my quirky friend our senior year of high school. Not only does she wear it all the time but her sister steals it from her and wears it.


This is Ashley, the sweater’s owner, wearing it on New Years Eve last winter. It’s nice that the sweater gets some love because it would have just lurked in my room forever if I hadn’t given it away. It’s covered in twisted stitches. When I learned to crochet, I started wrapping my yarn differently and I didn’t notice until ages later that I had started twisting stitches.


I used garter stitch around the edges and it curls like mad. The sweater also ended up being WAAAAAAAAAY too small for me to ever wear. It didn’t have buttons on it when I told my friend she could have it. When she said she wanted it, I went and found the oddest selection of buttons that I could. There’s a dinosaur, a sunflower, some fish, and much more. Apparently that was a good idea because Ashley adores the buttons.


I consider this sweater to be a bit of a disaster but it is well loved and worn. Ashley brags that I knit the sweater when ever someone asks about it. It gives me the warm fuzzies knowing that my friend appreciates hand knits so much. She’s one of the only people that I knit for.

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