Since we last saw my Cline sweater, it’s been mostly seamed up (I followed Other Karen’s construction notes to check the sleeve length) and I got the neckband knitted. That meant it was finally ready to try on and see if this thing I’ve spent a year making will even fit.

Reader, not only did it fit, I can’t believe I knitted anything so nice. I said a year ago that I’d try this complicated (seamed) pattern because everyone said the details were so nice–and they ARE!  That folded neckband is beautiful. The shape and proportions are going to be great.

I’m pretty blasé about sewing any more–of course I can make complicated things that look really professional–but I’ve never been a very ambitious or successful sweater knitter. So the “I made this?!” feeling is both unusual and pretty great.