I finally finished it. Seams and all. Hand sewing is not my bag, but once I got started I actually got the hang of it.
Here's my review of this knitted garment:
Name of Pattern:
Two-Tone Tunic Sweater
Here's the link for the free two-tone tunic pattern.
Bulky tunic sweater. Loose fitting. Side slits.
S (43"), M (46-1/2"), L (50"), & XL (54").
I made a size Small.
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick yarn. I used Fig and Black colors. Fig is one of my favorite colors.
I used 7 skeins of yarn. Fig - 4 skeins and Black - 3 skeins.
9 sts and 13-1/2 rows = 4 inches. Size 13 needles in St st.
Knitting Tools Used:
Size 11 - 24" circular knitting needle.
Size 13 - 24" circular knitting needle.
Things I learned:
Pick up stitches
What I Like About this Pattern:
A quick and easy knitting project.
What I Dislike About this Pattern:
Nothing to dislike about this pattern.
My Pattern Rating (Beginner, Easy, Intermediate, Hard):
Lion Brand rates this pattern as a Beginner. I have to agree. It's a nice challenging project.
I like this beginner pattern. I like knitting with larger knitting needles and bulky yarns. The sweater pieces knit up fast.
I shortened the length of the sweater by 1-1/2 inches. I shortened the length of the sleeves by almost 3 inches, from 20 inches down to 17 inches. The length came out perfect for me. I owe this to my sewing skills/experience and understanding my body measurements (not just the bust area).
Would I knit this again? Probably not. I think owning one bulky sweater is enough for me. I now have to figure out where I am going to store this. :)