Thursday, October 18, 2012

Catching up on Old FO's

These were all made pre-digital camera, pre-blog, pre-Ravelry, pre-Facebook, pre-Daniella days. Finally got around to taking a few good pictures and properly record them.

Project: Perfect fit pullover
Pattern:  Perfect fit pullover by Lisa Myers, Interweave Knits Winter 2001/2002
Yarn:  Ellen's Half Pint Farm Falkland wool
Yardage:  about 700 yards
Needles: Size 6
Cast off: 2002
Cost: about $50
Notes: This is one of my favorite sweaters of all time! The sweater is designed with shapings according to your own measurement, decrease at the waist, and then increase at the chest. The yarn is perfect, light weight with a firm hand. I made it in my early days of knitting sweaters, and became a firm believer of the traditional 4-piece sweater design. 

Project: Einstein Coat
Pattern:  Einstein Coat by Sally Melville, The Knitting Experience, Book 1, The Knit Stitch
Yarn:  Lion Brand Fishermen's Wool
Yardage:  roughly between 800 to 1000 yards
Needles: Size 8
Cast off: 2002
Cost: about $20 - $30
Notes: Made this for my mom when the book first came out in 2002. Added shaping to sleeves and ribbing on the cuffs. Changed from buttons to zippers. My mom outgrew it and gave it back to me since she's moving.

ProjectViking Turid
Pattern:  Viking Turid by Elsebeth Lavold, Knitters magazine Fall 2000
Yarn:  Garnstudio Drops Camelia Superwash
Yardage:  a lot more than I expected
Needles: Size 5
Cast off: 2001
Cost: at a discount
Notes: Knitted this when I was working at The Knitting Room, where I fell in love with Clover bamboo circulars, Drops yarns, form fitting sweaters, complex cables, and many other things. This is a tunic length sweater, but the sleeves were too long and I had to rip out half of the first sleeve so I could still use my hands while wearing the sweater. This got a lot of use over the years, still a great treasure in my wardrobe.

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WonderWhyGal said...

You are amazing! It just blows my mind how you complete these sweaters. Isn't it funny to think about how many things we have pre-technology where now we can just pull out our phone and snap a shot.

AllyB said...

Each piece is fantastic for a different reason. I really like the color of the Perfect Fit, the zip sweater looks super cozy and the tunic with the cabling is quite impressive for it's technology. I envy your skill. Have a great Fiber Arts Friday!

Cathy said...

You do make beautiful sweaters, all of these are master pieces. Wish I could make seamed sweaters like you do!

Kathryn Ray said...

I have to agree, they are all just beautiful.

I am impressed by your ability to make more than one sweater. ;-)

I have made one and so far still thinking about #2.

Nichole said...


Voie de Vie said...

While most of us need to stalk sweater-making, you just dive right in! These are all great.

And I still can't believe you named your dress form. :)

Chrisknits said...

Two of the designs I love, Einstein and Viking! Yours look beautiful!

Spinster Beth said...

You are such an amazing sweater-knitter. Wow! Everything looks so perfect!

Pumpkin said...

Oh I'm so glad that you took the time to record these. I always love seeing the amazing (and often very challenging) projects that you have completed. My favorite is the gray tunic (?). The cabling is a wonderful design element.

Babajeza said...

wow, the Viking turid is great! I like all of your projects. You've been busy. Have a nice weekend. Regula

Lynn said...

I really like that first pullover. LOVE that yarn!!!

Melissa Plank said...

Beautiful, timeless designs, I love your color choices too, you always impress me with your amazing knitting!

Anonymous said...

Inspired to revisit some of my old WIPs - thanks!

Vivian said...

iknead2knit: these were all done years ago, but I agree, always good to pick up those old WIPs again!