I was digging through my old files the other day and found this little gem:
Yes, that is the first sweater I ever knit. Based on the photo, I would say that I was a sophomore in college when I finally finished it.
The pattern was a 3x1 ribbed raglan, knit in pieces then seamed, from the magazine Rebecca. I used the yarn Rowanspun Chunky, which gave me a warm and bulky sweater, really only suitable for camping trips. (Luckily, the campfire smell does not seem to be permanent.) All things considered, I'm still pretty proud of this little sweater, even if I don't wear it out in public.