February/July/August/September Lady Sweater
Hmmmm...have I told you that I started knitting the February Lady Sweater??
This wonderful, fantastic pattern by Pamela Wynne is an adaptation of EZ's February Baby Sweater from her addictive little book, "The Knitting Almanac".
My Manchvegans (esp. Ericka) helped me to pick out the perfect worsted weight yarn (Nashua Handknits' "Julia" by Kristin Nichols) for this project, which a delicious blend of alpaca, mohair and wool...you seriously have to feel it to believe it. Knitting with this yarn is like eating your favorite chocolate...over and over again. drooooool. Blogless Amanda (or aka 1.0) and Jackie picked out the perfect color for me....Blue Salvia/Delphinium...they're so good at that!
I can't say enough how great this pattern is. It's clear, well-written and...oh, did I not mention...it comes in MY BUST SIZE!!!
I've completed the garter stitch yoke (which was a bit tiring on the hands/wrists, but feels soo good) and now I've started the gull lace pattern, which is fun and easy to memorize.
It's a bit crappy that I've got such a big bust because that makes the sweater all that much heavier and looonger to knit, but I think it'll be worth it in the end.
When the garter yoke was done, I took it off of the needles and Ian helped me to put it over my arms and shoulders. And, boy, did it feel incredible! Ian thought it fit perfectly, too. This is the first sweater that I've really knit for myself (that was a sweater especially for the winter, anyway) that Ian has liked.
As you can probably guess from the title of the post, I've been working on this sweater since the end of July and will probably be knitting into
Oooh....love this sweater!!!