I like how the #7s make the swatch look (around 18 sts/4 in) but if there is one thing I have learned over my knitting years, it’s that gauge is important. So I’m using #6s instead. Slow and steady… slow and steady…
Hmm, these sleeves are looking a little wide.
All finished, the yarn is quite stiff before blocking, and quite honestly does not look like it was the right yarn for this project. But it is blocking now, gauge seems to be correct still, so we’ll see how it softens and drapes once done blocking.
It blocked nicely. Much softer than before, however it is a heavier yarn (I know… it is 100% wool!) but it is super warm and fits its purpose- to be a cozy sweater for those freezing Ohio winter days. I’m satisfied.
By the way, I’m not usually THAT large-- note the 31-weeks pregnant belly in the picture:)
You can read more about my experience here: http://megrokeknits.blogspot.com/2012/01/content.html
** After wearing this sweater many many times , I must conclude that it is too big. I should have gone down a size. I’m ordinarily a chest size 38 (dress size 14) to give you an idea of why I made the 40 over the 36. Lesson learned.