OK, folks, I'd like you to meet Lilith. She was a joy to knit and an utter disappointment to try on. I swatched, I measured, but it turned out just too big. My fault for substituting yarn (cotton for rayon), and picking a pattern that wasn't modeled by a person, but by a hanger. That should have been a clue. Also, I am now determined to learn how to customize a pattern. The time I put into reading and experimenting would be worth not experiencing the let down of a failed project. Do you think I could just wash it in hot and try to shrink it some?
Check out the gaping armhole!
This is the sweater I made last summer. I used Sinfonia 100% cotton. The pattern called for another brand, but this one worked out fine. Cotton for cotton is OK I guess.
Nice fit in the arms:
What I've learned?
I don't like Classic Elite Believe for knitting. I think it would crochet up nicely. Also, it's pretty heavy. Maybe for a spring sweater with sleeves, but for a summer tank in southern Mississippi? I don't think so.
Never make a sweater from a pattern that shows the FO on a hanger.
Learn how to customize.
Well, on to my next project. (undecided). If I was really motivated, I'd reknit this one and learn from my mistakes. I could customize it. Make those armholes smaller, cast on fewer stitches. Hmmm...