Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sweater Time

A while back I picked up Ysolda Teague's sweater book, I couldn't resist the shiny photos any longer. Much more important, it's like a "pick your own adventure" pattern book! There are gauges, measurements, and tips on making a custom sized sweater. So the pattern looks like a more complex version of the patterns I've made for sweaters in the past - "knit for 3 inches, increase to 54 stitches..."
I decided to work the cover pattern first, not because it's on the cover but because I wanted to do some stash busting. The nice thing about patterns, is being able to gauge about how much yarn you need, so you don't worry too much about running out.
I had just barely enough of this vintage sparkle wool for the sweater. However, just to be safe, I'm knitting the sleeves first to ensure that they are long enough, then I'll knit the body to what ever length I have the yarn for. This is my first time following a pattern this big, and there has been some head scratching, but this book really is pretty good at explaining all the techniques. Any of you starting new projects?

4 comments:

Karen said...

That is going to be beautiful!

Sheila said...

Spectacular :)

Joy said...

Awesome! I keep hearing so many good things about Little Red. It's definitely on my list, since I for sure want to make Angostura and Chickadee. I just have to decide whether I want to get the hard copy or digital...

Pink said...

My LYS happened to host Ysolda for a workshop, and had signed copies, so it made sense to get the book!