08 January, 2011
Shrug (and I really mean that)
I should be happy. I made a handspun sweater for me. I have achieved my goal of something wearable for myself that's larger than an accessory. I am happy that I planned the project, did the work, and finished. I am not happy with the item.
The style is called a shrug because it fits around the shoulders. The fabric is essentially a long rectangle, the side seams of which are connected for a few inches to form sleeves at either end. The construction creates a pucker of excess fabric under the shoulder blades. In a fine lacey fabric that drapes, distortion of the silhouette is minimal. In this chunky yarn, the distortion is very obvious and unflattering.