finished object: circles seamless yoke sweater
pattern: my own
yarn: main body - scottish wool from WEBS (if I remember correctly mill ends from JCrew)
yoke: various colors of Lopi Light and one ball of Mission Falls wool (pinky red)
needles: knit picks options circular 8's and 6's for the hems
gauge: 16 sts. and 28 rows to 4"
started: January 16th 2007
finished: February 4th 2007
notes: This is my first adult-sized sweater design - and look it fits me! While I've been known to alter and adjust designs freely, this is my first attempt at making a sweater without some sort of pattern safety net. I did get some help from Elizabeth Zimmerman's EPS system and by meticulously pulling measurements from my favorite fitting Gap sweater. It was great fun to develop the chart for the yoke design and to ply with color combinations and stash yarn. This is my first seamless yoke sweater and currently I'm swooning with the construction. It seems to combine a great fit without any of the underarm bagginess of the drop-shoulder sweaters with what feels like "natural happy" knitting. No shaping and trying to wrangle set in sleeves into their armholes.
Plus the sweater is toasty warm which is a real plus right now. I actually had Elliott take these shots inside our apartment since I couldn't imagine standing outside in the snow without a coat on. The fun thing is that you can see our mantle and a beautiful painting by my friend Rachel. She also make incredible frames included the one for that painting and has a framing business in Portland Oregon. If you need anything framed you should visit her website.
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