Sometimes you have to make the same thing twice. In this case, I really liked the sweater I had knit originally but it had some problems. After washing Miss BB 1.0, the sleeves grew immensely, the shoulders drooped and it was kind of floppy. Also, it turns out I don't look so good in pink! But I do look good in orange, which I would never have believed before my friend did my colors.
|Miss BB 1.0 circa 2010|
In my quest this past year to knit the perfect sweater (one that fits me), I decided to revisit this pattern. With Shirley Paden's Kniterwear Design Workshop in hand, some math, graph paper and my measurements, I tackled this again. There was a LOT of ripping and re-knitting to get the sizing right. I think it took me about 4 months to finish.
I narrowed the shoulders about an inch on each side, shortened the sleeves, narrowed the waist and raised the division between the waist and bust. I could really appreciate how challenging this must have been to design because switching stitch patterns and then accounting for that in gauge while doing bust increases was a bit tricky.
See my Ravelry page for more info.
|Miss BB 2.0 in chilly February 2015|
|Miss BB 2.0 from the back|