Tyrolean Sweater from Vintage Knits
This cardigan is made of K1C2′s Creme Brulee in pewter. My Mom did the flowers (I am not very good at embroidery). Winter 2002
Long-sleeved Cotton Jacket from Vintage Knits
This is the very first sweater I made that looked like the picture when I was finished even though I substituted Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece in Malibu Blue for the Rowan Handknit dk the pattern called for. Of course, now I can see lots of things wrong with it: don’t look too closely at the shoulder seams and I had yet to learn how to make increases and decreases slope left or right. But I still wear it because I am proud of it. You only make your first successful sweater once! Fall 2002
The Fluffy Sweater from Vintage Knits
Made from the suggested Rowan Kid Soft in Delight, this was a surprisingly easy knit. It’s like wearing a snuggy, fuzzy cloud. Winter 2003/2004
Perfectly Plain Vest from Knitter’s, Winter 2001.
Michael’s Grey Vest in pewter Creme Brulee from K1C2. My best compliment on it is from my cousin, Hunter: “You made that? Huh. It looks like you bought it in a store.” I’m pretty sure that was a compliment. December 2003.
Gatsby from Interweave Knits, Spring 2003.
Fastest sweater I’ve ever made. Classic Elite’s Gatsby in Chai Latte was such fun to knit with. And even more fun to wear. It’s a little itchy, but nothing a t-shirt won’t fix. Summer 2004.
The ever-popular Must Have Cardigan
The yarn the pattern calls for (Patons’ Classic Wool in Old Gold) the Must Have Cardigan was my first real knit-a-long and my first atempt at Serious Cables. I am pleased with the results. Winter 2004. Buttons added in Winter 2006
Haiti from Dalegarn 122.
Dale’s Svale is just delicious. Slick and smooth, this yarn has a sheen which adds a little extra elegance to whatever you make. The slight splittiness isn’t enough of a problem to keep me from using it again. Summer 2004.
The Cotton-Ease from Lion Brand that I used for this sweater turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I am not usually a huge fan of acrylic (I am not a snob about it, I just don’t usually like it) but that cotton blend was cushy and not at all objectionable. I’d certainly use it again. I’ll be knitting up more things by Bonnie Marie, too.
Short-sleeved Striped Sweater from Vintage Knits
I splurged on the Rowan Handknit DK called for in the pattern and I am so glad I did! The yarn was a dream to work with. In celery, ice water, nautical and zing, there was no color transfer during blocking. Spring 2004.
Style No. 710-65 from Bernat Book No. 65
Isn’t that a wonderful title? The pattern book was in with some of my Great Gran-mother’s things and I picked this one because it made me think of her. It is made with Brown Sheep’s Nature Spun (worsted weight) in Chuck Berry. The pattern didn’t call for buttons, but I added a clasp at the neck. Nov/Dec 2004
Simple Tank from Mission Falls’ Simple
In 1824 Cotton from Mission Falls, this was a dream to knit. If you are a beginner and looking for a cotton yarn, 1824 Cotton is For You! It is very forgiving, and it’s lovely nubbly texture hides less than the best tension like a champ. The original pattern calls for garter stitch edging, but I substituted seed stitch. Sometimes garter stitch looks to me like you just aren’t trying hard enough. Here is another picture of the sweater that includes Angus. Summer 2002
Striped Yolk Pullover from Designs by Judith: Multiple Choice
Mission Falls’ 1824 Wool is another winner. It’s got a great hand and is machine washable! What more could you want from a yarn? Spring 2005
Remembering Honey from Interweave Knits, Spring 2003
This was a Terrific Pattern and very fun to make! But I just didn’t care for the Breeze by Crystal Palace that I used to make it. You can’t win ‘em all.
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