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March 4, 2005

The Story of a Sweater

I saw this sweater in Vogue Knitting Winter 2005, and thought: "This is cool. I could wear that." There was an Elann.com Gift Certificate from Christmas burning a hole in my pocket, and they were about to put up some Jo Sharp DK wool. 23 skeins later, it was on.

I swatched. I got gauge. I even checked gauge on the sweater-in-progress. It was all good. I made the smallest size, 35.5 inches. The yarn color was a little iffy, but I went with it. I had just ordered a heck of a lot of it, and wanted to see how it would come out. This was my first DK-weight sweater, and it went fast. It was done in about a month.

About halfway through I knew it was going to be too big. But I didn't like the yarn enough to fix that. I just wanted to be done with it and send it on its way. So Monday night, fueled by caffinated tea, I stayed up late and put on the finishing touches - green ribbon for the zipper lining and a faux-tag. I steam blocked it and packed it all up and sent it off to my mom. Who is sure to give it a fine home.

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Comments (2)

Nice new digs, Diana! This looks super! I love the green. I will add you to the Lucky Clover bar as soon as I can!

Your cardigan looks amazing. Love that stitch pattern. Great work!

Hope you have a nice weekend :)

i saw that sweater also. it looks great! and the color choice is nice too. it's nice that you gave it to your mom who is sure to take great care of it!

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