Knitting in progress

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!!

The body is finished and blocking.  The colorway is called Barn Door.  It’s a darker red than this picture shows. 

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!!   🙄


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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2 Responses to Knitting in progress

  1. Marilyn says:

    Pretty! Love the color
    Have a great day!

  2. Theresa says:

    I’m back from vacation! 🙂 I LOVE the color logan chose… it’s my favorite! 🙂 Looks like it’s going to turn out fantastic!! 🙂
    Also wanted to THANK YOU for the sweet card I received today! Totally LOVE the corny riddle… made me giggle! Have a great weekend! 🙂

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