Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Pretty Sweater for Willow :)

A few years ago, I sold out-of-print magazines on eBay. There were a few issues that I came across that I loved and kept. One of them, Phildar #381, has many gorgeous toddler knits. My favorite sweater would have to wait, as at the time, I didn't have a small enough daughter for it :) Now, I have two little daughters, so I figured it was time to get this done before they are too big! I made some modifications to make it quicker,



 such as, knitting in the round and then joining the sleeves to the body and working on a circular needle to do the raglan decreases. No seaming! I also added an i-cord bind off the the sleeve hems and the bottom band as stocking stitch left alone is notorious for curling, even after blocking. I used worsted weight instead or dk weight yarn as well. Over all, I am happy with how this turned out, love the colors and the wool (Elann Peruvian Highland Wool). The only dissatisfaction that I have is the once the bottom bands were sewn on, they do not have the same amount of stretch as the part they are sewn to, so they look a bit wonky. We'll see how it wears!




On my needles now, is a Phildar cabled sweater for The Man and the beginnings of a red sweater for my dad, using Elizabeth Zimmermans Wishbone Pattern. I also need to make a hat and mitts for Willow as she has outgrown hers. Hopefully I will have something else to show this week :)

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Keep up the good work.

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  2. Beautiful, indeed! I am so impressed with how much you are able to get done!

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  3. I'm so amazed by what you can do. Wow!!!

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  4. Thank you :) It was alot of fun, but I did get tired of all the duplicate stitching!

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