Thursday, September 4, 2008
Surf & Turf Sweater
Please pardon the goofiness of the pictures - what can you expect from a five year old photographer?
I made a sweater. I made the pattern myself, and it fits like a glove. I saw a sweater in a magazine in a variegated yarn like this with the funky little cable/bobble thing on the sleeves, and I loved it except that it was a cropped sweater with 3/4 length sleeves. So I wrote my own pattern, and snagged their sleeve design. Everyone who sees it oohs and ahhs until they see the sleeves, and they make a funny face. People really hate bobbles. I feel bad for them, they get such a bad rap, but really can be fun and hip in their own right.
Whatever. I love my bobbles. And it's not like I'm telling someone else they have to wear my bobbles, so hmph.
Pattern: My own, sleeves stolen from Knit.1 Spring/Summer 08 (pattern 6, not sure what it was called.)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (see? I'm not a yarn snob!) colorway "surf & turf"
Needles: size 7 for ribbing, 8 for body
Learned how to sew in a zipper with this one - putting a zipper into hand knitted sweaters is entirely different from sewing one into a dress. It sucked. But it turned out good... the third time around.