New Sweater

ronhuber's picture

Just finished a sweater for my friend, Miguel. It is a cardigan that was knit in the round with 9 steek stitches that I simply cut open without securing. Because it is Jamieson and Smith Shetland wool, I do this without worrying. I used 3.25mm needles and the colour is "mustard" (the third picture is closest to the real colour).

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ilhiker's picture

Beautiful work Ron! Isn't it

Beautiful work Ron! Isn't it nice to see your handiwork being worn by others? I am getting ready to do another raglan sweater for a friend for Christmas. I better get started soon! Thanks for the inspiration.
Mark

phew's picture

Nice work! What a joy it must

Nice work! What a joy it must to complete and even more so, own a hand made sweater. Some day I will get beyond "flat" knitting and finally do something in the round. Perhaps in the New Year.

ronhuber's picture

John, I always say that

John, I always say that knitting a sweater is easier and more interesting than knitting a scarf. I hope you take the plunge.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice work, as always,

Very nice work, as always, Ron. That shade of yellow looks very good on Miguel. I've never been brave enough to steek. Perhaps I will someday.

Nehkhasi's picture

Beautiful! and It look great

Beautiful! and It look great on Miguel! This steek.... did you sew with thread or with yarn? I would love to have seen it as you began to put it together! Wonderful though!

ronhuber's picture

The steek was just 9 extra

The steek was just 9 extra stitches at the front of the sweater. When I was finished I cut it open on the middle stitch so that there were 4 stitches on each side of the cut that sort of curls under. Knitting does not ravel sideways and the Shetland wool is like velcro and sticks together. I then picked up stitches to make the button bands.

Thunderhorse54's picture

I wasn't quite sure what

I wasn't quite sure what steeking was, but now I understand. Thanks for the explanation sir.

Nehkhasi's picture

:-) Thank You Ron....

:-) Thank You Ron....

Thunderhorse54's picture

Very nice work sir! I like

Very nice work sir! I like the color. I just recently discovered what a "steek" meant. I don't know if I could be that brave. Oh, and very nice model as well.