This is the sweater I finished knitting earlier in the week. I haven't blocked it, because I rarely block my knitted garments. I just let them adjust themselves to my body! In the picture, the back looks bigger than the front, but they both have the same number of stitches. The front looks smaller because the central panel of smocking is contracted; it is very elastic and will stretch as needed, when worn.
This is the yarn I bought for this sweater:
It is 100% acrylic. It's not a very warm yarn; I bought it mostly for the color. It was originally priced at $7.99, but I bought it on sale for $3.99. I bought four skeins of the yarn, but used only 3 for the sweater. I shall probably knit a scarf with this leftover skein of yarn, either for myself or to give as a gift.
I think the grey sweater is next. I need to pull it out and see where I stopped - half way through the front of it, if I am not mistaken!
I think I shall pick the top photo for the Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt, as one of the alternative prompts - Alt, B: Show and Tell - Something you made.
Do you knit? If so, are you knitting anything right now? What are your current projects?
It's lovely, Bless. The colours are gorgeous and the yarn was such a good price.ReplyDelete
No knitting here, but I am still working on a crocheted blanket throw for Lily's bed. I would like to knit her a cosy jumper for next winter but, as her skin is so sensitive, I would need to get some very soft yarn. X
Thank you, Jules. The crocheted throw sounds lovely! Hope you'll post some photos when you are done with it. I hope you find a suitable yarn for Lily's jumper. Most yarn shops have a wide selection of yarn, so, hopefully, it won't be too hard to find the yarn you need.Delete
It's beautiful Bless. I love the colors and smocking.ReplyDelete
Learning to knit is one of my goals this year, but I didn't start yet. :)
Thank you, Nil. I, too, like the colors. I am sure you will teach yourself to knit one of these days. If I lived closer, I'd show you how, but there are lots of good videos online.Delete
What a stunning sweater. I love the detailing in the front. It looks so complicated. The colours are beautiful. I want to pick up an easy pattern and try some knitting sometime this winter. Using a variegated yarn seems to be a great idea. That would be the extent of my "detailing".ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan. My very first sweater was a plain knitted garment, using variegated yarn (which had almost the same colors as this new sweater); the yarn provided all the pattern that was needed. :)Delete
Your sweater is very pretty. The smocking is a nice detail.ReplyDelete
I love to knit and crochet and do so every day. I find it so relaxing.
They say you're either a project or a process knitter and I am definitely a process knitter. I love it the act of knitting and crocheting.
I give away most of what I make. I make a lot of baby blankets for donation which is an enjoyable thing to do.
Currently I am crocheting a baby blanket and knitting a pair of socks (for me :)
Thank you, Debra. I'm a project knitter who has too many on-going projects at the same time! LOL!ReplyDelete
That is lovely of you to make baby blankets for donation. Is it with something like Project Linus?
Project Linus is the charity I make them for. A yarn store not far from me acts as their local drop off spot which makes it nice and convenient.
And then I get to look at all the pretty yarn in the shop!
Thanks, Debra. Project Linus is something I've been interested in and looked into, but I haven't contacted the local chapter, yet. Something that is in the back burner, for now, as I've been knitting red hats for new borns for the American Heart Association.Delete
I guess when you're an accomplished knitter, that's an easy sweater. I'm not sure I would call it an easy sweater to make, but I do know that I love the colors and the smocking.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Live and Learn. It really was fairly easy, as there was very little shaping.Delete
I love your sweater, it has turned out brilliantly with such lovely colours and a clever design on the front. It will make a good photo for the Scavenger Hunt, too.ReplyDelete
I still haven't begun any new knitting but yesterday I was patching the pocket of DH's jeans, a hand sewing job that was quite satisfying. He seems to manage to wreck the pockets on all of them so I have plenty of experience! I used to do a lot of patching of knees until he started wearing them in town and not just in the bush. Of course the young people actually pay good money for patched or ripped jeans! 😃
Thank you, Bushlady. Yes, distressed jeans are very popular - your DH will be wearing the height of fashion if he wears ripped jeans! :DDelete
Your sweater is very pretty. I knit but I knit crooked, so I only make things that I can disguise the imperfections. Sweater? HahahahahahahaReplyDelete
Thank you, Anne. I'm sure you are a better knitter than you give yourself credit for! :)Delete