Survived the sweater curse and made this for my partner!
By - sierraadrian
Honey, you didn't just *survive* the curse, you kicked the living shit out of it! \*LOL\*
That is phenomenal. And it looks so perfect on YOU. Obviously you are as thrilled with it as we are for you! And how convenient that you both wear the same size!!!
Your partner will wear it proudly!
Haha, thanks!!! Yeah, we're pretty close in size so we end up sharing clothes a lot. I accidentally made the sweater a little bigger than I intended, but it's nice and cozy!
Patterns is Coleoptera Sweater by Morgan Morthunder.
Yarn: Cascade 220 heathers series.
If anyone wants to follow my other knits I’m @adrian.knits on Instagram!
Pfft. Scarabs attract mates. It looks damn good. I’ve been wanting to make that for the longest. Toooooo many projects. Not enough life.
Since it's a DK weight project, it actually took me much less time to finish than I thought it would. It's such a unique design, you should definitely make it at some point!
This. Is. Fantastic.
That is seriously nice! If I was your partner and saw that on the needles, I would change my mind about any breakup plans I might have!
Thankfully it was never a doubt in my mind. We're super solid and she's very knit worthy!
Lol! I’m glad!
Knit worthy partners are the best partners
They look so good in it!
Thanks! This is actually me in the photo. My partner isn’t super into posing for photos. She was my photographer though!
Oh oops! Well, you look good in it and I'm sure she will too!
The sweater is incredible, but also that mug is so freakin cool, where did you get it?
One of my friends makes them! All of her work is incredible. Here’s the link to her website.
Amazing! I love their stuff, kinda want to ask for a commission!
This is stunning!! Amazing work!
I just cast this on yesterday! Yours knit up perfectly, and congratulations on breaking the curse!
Awesome! It's a fun project to work on. Although, since you're just casting on, I'd recommend making the neck ribbing longer than the pattern calls for. That's my biggest regret on this sweater. The neckline is just a bit too wide (although it also just depends on your style preference!)
Oh, good point, thank you! I only just started the bugs' legs so I'll try it on before I go any further
I recently finished a knit top with a neckline that was too wide and revealing for my taste, so I used a sort of single crochet border to tighten up the neckline. I wouldn’t say I know how to crochet aside from a provisional cast-on, but it was easy to do. I ended up doing three rounds because my neckline started out fairly revealing, but only one round might be enough for you. Another advantage is that, if you ever decide that you don’t need the edging (collar, hem, edge of sleeve, wherever you try it) to be tightened up that much, the crochet edge is easy to remove without affecting the knitted garment.
Absolutely beautiful! Also what is the sweater curse?
I was gonna ask the same!
The general idea is to not knit a sweater for a partner because it takes so long you may break up with them before the sweater is finished
I was going to say the same thing as the person below! There’s even a Wikipedia page for it. [The Sweater Curse](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweater_curse)
>The "sweater curse" or "curse of the love sweater" is a term used by knitters to describe the belief that if a knitter gives a hand-knit sweater to a significant other, it will lead to the recipient breaking up with the knitter. In an alternative formulation, the relationship will end before the sweater is even completed. The belief is widely discussed in knitting publications, and some knitters claim to have experienced it. In a 2005 poll, 15% of active knitters said that they had experienced the sweater curse firsthand, and 41% considered it a possibility that should be taken seriously.
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That is a really nice looking sweater. Which yarn did you use?
The yarn is cascade 220 (non superwash)
Initially it was a tad scratchy for next to skin, but I washed it with hair conditioner and now it’s pretty soft. I prefer to wear shirts under sweaters anyhow
Me too. At least a straf top. No matter which yarn. 😊
Edit: looked up the yarn. There’s really many colours! I’m amazed.
I have some of this yarn for my next project. I'll be sure to remember this tip. Your sweater looks great!
Oh wow that's beautiful! Did you create the pattern yourself?
No, this incredible pattern is the Coleoptera Sweater by Morgan Morthunder!
I definitely want to start making my own designs soon though! I already have some great ideas
Found it on Ravelry, thank you!
What a lovely sweater! Killer mug too
The mug is from my incredibly talented ceramicist friend. Here’s her website! It would be awesome if you wanted to support her small business.
[Staples Ceramics ](https://staplesceramics.com)
That’s brilliant! I’ve never seen a scarab motif and now I’m inspired!
This is a knockout!!
Incredible! Your partner is very lucky to get something so nice with love in all the stitches :)
Oh I love that! I am going to have to look up the sweater curse!
Question time! How did you make the cuffs of the sleeves and the hem so neat?! I find that if I am knitting a cuff or a hem from an already knitted part like the sleeve, the cuff looks rather stretched. I have my first sweater on pause because I can't figure out how to make it look as neat as when you begin the hem from the needles, if you know what I mean.
I am wondering if I should just knit cuffs and hems separately and sew on the garments after to achieve that same neat look? 🤔
I decreased my stitch count by like 1/3 before I began my 1 by 1 ribbing. When I cast off, I prefer doing just a standard cast off but with a needle that is 3 or 4 sizes bigger than the needle I was using to make sure it’s stretchy enough. I hope that’s helpful!
Thank you so much for replying, I really appreciate it! I will try that for this wip sweater. Cross your fingers for me! 😊
Make sure you are going down a needle size or even two sizes for the ribbing. A lot of people don't and it makes such a big difference.
I love it. I keep thinking it says something…