I haven’t knit a sweater in a while. When I started knitting, I made a few scarfs, a hat, and then plunged into the world of sweaters. I made three (and granted, I sort of cheated, because they all used bulky – or super bulky – yarn and large needles so they were fairly quick knits.)
And then came along the Apres Surf Hoodie. I even had the exact same yarn in the exact same color in my stash! It was obviously meant to be.
I knit about 1/3 of a sleeve. And then, for various reasons, the Apres Surf Hoodie went to sleep. For a long, long time. I still loved the pattern, and I very much loved the yarn, and the growing gallery of finished Hoodies on Ravelry attested that the problem was not with the pattern, but with me. (Oh, and I started the Sock Yarn Blankie, which tends to tempt you away from other things – and not just knitting – with its “Just one more square and I’ll quit, I’ll swear” siren call.)
But I finally knuckled down and took the Apres Surf Hoodie seriously.
Et voila! Enfin, je vous présente Le Apres Surf.
I rather like it.
I added 1/2 inch to the length of the body, wish I had added at least two inches more. The sleeve length was not modified and they fit great. The hood is a bit floppy, but that’s my mistake as I picked up too many stitches and should have decreased more often on the i-cord bind-off. But it’s perfectly wearable, and it’s already been out to dinner (I live in a beach town, every day is Apres Surf here!)