I am SUCH a proud knitter right now! The Bernat Alpaca Leaf Pullover is BEAUTIFUL!
I think this will be my favorite sweater for many years. LOVE it!!
Bernat Alpaca Leaf Pullover, from Bernat’s “All Alpaca” pattern book
In fact, I think I’ll just leave it on for a few months right now. It is SO comfy and warm and soft and HEAVENLY!
In my last post, I showed how I split the knitting into different sections to work on the body and the two sleeves. After that it was smooth sailing. Lots of knit stitches, with the occasional shaping row. Simple and quick.
Here’s how my pullover looked when the body was almost finished:
I tried it on at that point, and decided to go ahead and do the ribbing at the bottom. The knitted section was shorter than the pattern called for, but I’m a short girl, so I figured it would look better like this. Same thing with the sleeves. I didn’t want long sleeves. I prefer 3/4 or half sleeves, so I opted for the half sleeves. To make it work, I switched to needles 3 sizes smaller and did the ribbing. Worked great!
Now, I have a lovely leaf sweater in my wardrobe. I don’t think I will ever take it off. I’m so glad I chose to make this beautiful alpaca pullover!