Lesley Pullover is Off the Needles

Lesley Pullover by Hannah Fettig. Knit by Andrea @ This Knitted Life.

This just goes to show that if you keep a pattern in your queue for two years and add it to a zillion and one bucket lists, eventually you might actually knit the darn thing.

Furthermore, it MIGHT actually fit.

How ’bout that.

I am pleased to hereby announced that Lesley by Hannah Fettig is complete. I even survived my little bout with Second Sleeve Syndrome. I look forward to wearing this knit All. Winter. Long. and staying nice and toasty. And pretty, too.

I basically knit the pattern as written, only adding a bit of overall length. I think it could use a few more short rows in the front (as is, it’s tricky to tell the front from the back…) and the sleeves could be looser. My friend and I both knit this pattern this summer and agree the sleeves are too restrictive.

I used the Shell colorway from Quinco & Co.’s Osprey base on Size 10 (6 mm) needles. It was a quick knit and very fulfilling in the “I’m actually accomplishing something” regard.

This pattern is available individually on Ravelry here, but I HIGHLY recommend buying the whole darn book, Home & Away, which is one of my favorites. It’s less than $20 USD these days. I also used my copy to knit up a Rosemont cardigan last year, which I wear A LOT.

Now, I wonder what else I set out to do two years ago that I can accomplish next? Possibly washing the windows…

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9 Comments

  • Reply Sierra September 5, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I love this book! I have one sweater on the needles and I’m planning for the second one to work on this fall!

  • Reply pumpkin sunrise September 6, 2017 at 6:32 am

    you are adorable, great photo! and I love the sweater, looks like a fantastic fit!

  • Reply knittedblissjc September 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

    It is SO beautiful!! I love the colour, and it looks fantastic on you. Plus, you give me hope that some of the knits languishing in my queue might still happen!

  • Reply Paula @ Spin a Yarn September 7, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Very pretty and it looks absolutely gorgeous on you! And yes, it is amazing what we decide to do given the chance 🙂 I finally picked up the second sock from a pair that I started two years ago and I’ve gotten several items out of UFO status and into WIP status. Okay…it’s not the same as getting something out of my queue; however I’m hopeful that that list will get worked on soon. Yay for us!!!!

  • Reply Yep. Another Fall Bucket List of Must Knits - 2017 - This Knitted Life September 8, 2017 at 7:07 am

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