Several projects I completed over my Christmas trip to MN. Pics to come soon.
This sweater I started on the ferry ride up to AK in February of 2011. Fitting issues put it on hold awhile. Why did I think a 38″ bust would fit me? Last July I brought it to MN and tried it on my sister Karen. It fit her perfectly! The sleeves I knit top down using short rows for shaping. A new technique, I’ll use it again. The cuffs I left on waste yarn, not bound off. Once in MN, I slipped it on her. She promised she kept her eyes closed. ; ) After adding an inch in length I wrapped it up and placed it under the tree.
Karen loves it! Makes me swell up with pride to see her wear it with a smile.
Notes on the construction:
Pattern: Acer by Amy Christphers
Needle: #5 ribbing and sleeves (oops) and #6 for the rest
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers color number 9488
I might make it again for me. Have to figure out bust shaping. Grrr…Just downloaded a couple of Amy Christopher’s patterns. Her designs are timeless with a twist, interesting, patterns well written. Check her out!