Saturday, February 13, 2010

My First Sweater is finished

My First Sweater
Originally uploaded by denverfiddler

I finished my sweater. Its a "hybrid sweater" by Elizabeth Zimmerman. All of it was knit on circular needles. First I knit the two sleeves and the body separately, then I joined them on one large 32" circular needle. With the three pieces joined I knit the yoke. With the hybrid sweater, you start by decreasing on the first and last stitches on the front and back of the body like a raglan sweater and then once you get to the shoulders you create a saddle, like EZ's saddle shoulder sweater. (So its a hybrid between her raglan and saddle shoulder designs.) Its a very fun design--I will definitely make another one, (probably right now!) but her directions are a bit sparse at times.

I've been wearing the sweater pretty constant since I finished blocking it. Its a bit baggier than I was planning, but I like it.

1 comment:

Amy Rohl said...

The sweater looks great, Bart! Great color on you, too.