It has been a long time coming but I am finally done with Forecast. Finally. I casted on for this sweater in the beginning of April. It might have taken awhile but I am glad I finally buckled down and finished it because now I get to wear this…
This is one of those patterns that I never would have noticed were it not for seeing several pretty versions knit up in blogland. I am so glad for people who have the vision of what a pattern could be. I am also grateful for blogs and the endless inspiration found in them.
This pattern is fun and easy to follow. It knits up quickly–don’t take my 7 months to finish as this being a difficult or time-consuming sweater. It is a warm sweater though so you might not want to knit it in the summer. Just FYI.
I found the buttons at my LYS. I love how they look a little tortoise shell like. I didn’t have the pattern with me so I bought 8 buttons thinking, surely that would be enough. But no, the pattern calls for 10. Instead of going back and buying more buttons I opted for just using 8 buttons.
I also LOVE the yarn. It is Cascade 220 in this great deep green with a yellow undertone (I wish the pictures showed the true color better but alas, the sun was just not cooperating. Just trust me, it is a deep color.) I was looking for something tweedy but I found this instead.
I love how it fits and the style and the texture of the material.
Here are all the stats:
Source: Knitty (pattern by Glampyre )
Yarn: Cascade 220
Needles: US 7 and 5 circs and dpns
Mods: I made the popular mods for this sweater (changed from 5 to 3 stitch bobble, started ribbing on arms just under the elbow.) I also lengthened the body of the sweater. Initially I made the body really long but I had some problems fitting it over my hips. So I frogged a couple inches and while it is still longer than the pattern calls for, it is not as long as I had initially envisioned. But I think the length worked out well in the end.
All and all folks, it is the perfect fall sweater. I just love fall.
The following 32 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
Wow! So awesome! Isn’t it nice to finish something like that? And then it actually fits? Whoo hoo! It looks so pretty there. Must be nice to live somewhere that it’s still fall. sigh. (as she sits in a pile of wool, shivering in 0 temps in Alaska)
it looks fantastic and suits you so well. big kudos to a great knitted FO!
i am very envious of all the fall knitting going on with you northern hemisphere girls.
It was even more beautiful in person! 😉
It looks great!
It looks great! Congrats on a beautiful FO to wear this fall! 🙂
It looks great, I like the buttons!
It’s gorgeous! The color looks fantastic on you, and it fits perfectly. The buttons are indeed fabulous- good eye.
Congrats on a job well done.
Forecast looks so good on you! You did a beautiful job of picking yarn, buttons and making mods. Very, very nice work as you have ended up with a classic sweater. The best thing about fall and winter is the sweaters we get to knit and wear!
It certaintly is the perfect fall sweater, much like my Starsky would be if I EVER FINISHED it. Lol. The fit looks good on you. Enjoy your sweater!
it looks gorgeous on you. so fitted! i never noticed that pattern when it came out on knitty, but all the finished ones look so elegant.
What a beautiful job you did! You should love it and wear it proudly!!
That looks really great! I probably won’t knit this sweater (famous last words), but I just have to say that your blog is a great example of how this pattern can look really great.
Simply gorgeous on you! Perfect color/pattern/sweater for fall. Great job!
It looks fantastic on you! Congrats.
What a perfect sweater, the buttons go really beautifully with the yarn.
Pretty! Pretty! Your mods turned out great. This is probably the best forecast I’ve seen so far.
Beautiful!! Love the color and the buttons you chose.
Wow, it looks beautiful. What a great picture, and what a lovely knit! I hope mine looks this good.
It looks fabulous on you! I have been planning on making this, but other things keep getting in the way. Yours makes me want to knit that sweater even more. I love the mods you made, too. And those buttons!!
What a perfect Forecast! I love those buttons, too!
How beautiful it looks on you! Love the color and all the little details in the sleeves and body, down to the buttons! You continue to amaze me with your exceptional talent. Congratulations…
It looks fantastic!
it looks awesome!! i just started mine…and i’m having some doubts about the gauge. Can you tell me what gauge did you get? And did you just swatch and measure or did you block your swatch before measuring it? also, does the fabric seem loose to you? (like, can you see through it somewhat easily?)
sorry for all the questions, but i just LOVE how yours turned out and want a similar fit. thanks in advance!
Beautiful green- just plain yummy! all your hard work has certainly paid off. 🙂 It’s been so long since I knit a sweater. – yet you are inspiring me to begin one again. Lovely.
It came out just great, and looked even better in person. Good job!
really beautiful, erin. that is yet another top i have been meaning to knit. i think the buttons really suit the yarn and the style. i really like the yarn, too. overall, i give it a 10/10 ;0) gorgeous! x
Beautiful sweater! You did a fantastic job, and I love the buttons. Enjoy your sweater, because you wear it well! : )
Forecast looks awesome! You’ve renewed my interest in this sweater.
Atta girl! What a fantastic sweater.
Perfect! I love your mods for a good reason – it fits you beautifully! Nice work, and way to be daring enough to rip out your work. I would have been so annoyed at myself for having to do that, but look how pretty 🙂 I really want to make one now!
It looks beautiful, Erin. And a great use of the super Cascade 220.