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.


Dani said...

It's beautiful. I love the bobbles.

And you are too freakin' skinny! ;o)

allykitty5 said...

I love your sweater! And Dani's right, you are so tiny! Very cute!

Dyan said...

WOW You are so talented! I LOVE the sweater! If only I could make something like that! I so did not get my mothers crafty talents!