Can you see the stitches on this sweater? They are very small and thin, which is what happens when one knits with yarn that is designed for socks. Because I am an intermediate knitter, I did not understand when purchasing this pattern or even after buying the yarn what this meant. Not until I started knitting the first few inches did I realize I would be knitting a LOT of teeny tiny stitches for a LONG time. I showed up with this project in hand to my knitting circle and one of my dear friends who is
a tad bit more knowledgeable about knitting a knitting genius said,
"Oh, wow. You're knitting an entire sweater in sock weight yarn, huh?"
She said it without judgement. She seemed surprised and that's when I knew I might be in trouble. It is a bit nuts to knit an entire adult sweater in sock weight yarn, however; the results are totally worth it.
But behold the power of blocking! After I soaked it and then laid it out to dry, the yarn completely changed. Although while it was still wet, it sure as heck gave me a scare. It looked like a thneed from the Lorax, its body was all dangling down to my knees with sleeves that were never-ending. Once it dried, I put it on and could not have been happier. So here I stand in my new hand knit with plans to knit another one in a different color scheme because now I want two!