This is the first sweater I knit.
Does your first sweater count if you haven't actually ever finished it? If you carefully folded it, placed it on a shelf, and forgot you hadn't finished it?
Technically, the first sweater I started to knit was one from Very Easy, Very Vogue with a body made from 4 vertical rectangles in 2 colors. I'd knitted simple things 25 years before in high school and college.All I'd made since were swatches for the beginning class I took to relearn. My gauge changed as I got more practiced over the course of the first rectangle. Mine was trapezoidal.
A year and another Beginning Knitting class later, I made this version of the cover sweater from the Vogue book. I changed the yarn to Sirdar Denim Aran. I changed the neck. And I changed the neck. And I thought about changing the neck again. Instead I folded it and placed it on a shelf -- six years ago.
I'm sure I intended to designate that shelf as the to-be-finished shelf. It was a very small shelf in a corner of a closet. This sweater filled it.
So, yesterday I went looking for the scarf that was my first lace project but never got blocked. I looked in some well organized though neglected stash areas and came across this sweater.
All it needs is those ends at the neck sewn in -- assuming the neck is done.
It's a bit big. I've lost weight. But I intended it as a comfy around-the-house sweater, so big's okay. The yarn's a good one for a Seattle Spring.
And I like the neck.
Talitha did not like the interuption from my scarf search.
Winnie did not like Talitha getting all the attention.
I've now finished my first sweater.
(The throw is Lopi in Stitch #9 from Lesley Stanfild's New Knitting Stitch Library.)