My granddaughter, Logan, and her mom visited us for a week and we all went to the Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials. I asked Logan to choose a color for her next sweater. She requested red so I picked up three skeins of 2 ply worsted 100% Coopworth sheep wool from Lazy O Ranch and am having a blast creating her sweater!
It’s a mash-up of a couple of sweaters. I’m using the classic shape and saddle shoulders of an Aran sweater, incorporating two of the cables from Alice Starmore’s St. Brigid, but I knit the body in the round using Elizabeth’s (Zimmerman) Percentage System and will add hems using her method also. It’s like a Frankenstein sweater!!
This is the real color! The sleeves (above) are almost finished. I’ll hopefully finish them today and get them blocking while I pick up stitches on the body for the hem. I’ve never done a hem before; I’ve always knitted a ribbed welt. We’ll see how it goes! I love trying new techniques!
Left to do:
Knit and sew down the hem
Hem the cuffs
Seam the sleeves
Attach the sleeves
Knit the collar
Weave in the ends . . .
Sounds like fun. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!! 🙄