Saturday, September 5, 2009

Make n’ Tell Challenge: Day 5

The sweater is done! Even better, I think I actually like it. Originally written as the February Baby Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann, Pamela Wynne revised the sweater for adults creating the February Lady Sweater. The sweater is knit in one piece from the top down, then the sleeves are picked up and worked down in the round. No seaming at the end - yay! The original design was for worsted yarn and had 3/4 sleeves. I actually shopped my stash for this one & the only yarn I had enough of in a color I would actually wear was closer to a sport weight. So, instead of knitting the size Medium I had to knit a 2XL to make it the right size. I also knew I wouldn't wear 3/4 sleeves, so I lengthened them and ditched the garter stitch cuff. In the end I finished a lace repeat and went directly to a picot bind off. I swatched, I calculated and it fits!

I will take better photos in daylight, but I did want to post this tonight. Tomorrow we're off to the zoo for the day. Two hours drive each way, plus walking around = lots of knitting time. I'll probably work on an afghan square for a swap I'm in.


  1. This sweater is lovely! It's the perfect fall cardigan for dresses, jeans, cold offices, etc. Great job!

  2. What a beautiful sweater. You should be very proud! I'm looking forward to a daylight photo to get a better view of the details and the color.