Snowed In Marathon Sweater

Sock-it-2me's picture

Last Friday I was snowed in, so I went "stash diving" and found this Knit Picks "Wool of the Andes" and started a top down raglan. The colors are "grizzly heather" and "opal heather"....warm and cool...earth and sky.
Four days in was frigid cold outside and inside a warm sweater grew!

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PaulKnittingNow's picture

Wow that is beautiful! Was

Wow that is beautiful! Was the fair isle from a pattern or did you design it yourself? My husband wants a sweater and that is close to what he described to me...

Sock-it-2me's picture

Paul: I designed the pattern

Paul: I designed the pattern as I worked. This is fairly easy in a top-down raglan. I made the first design pattern, then the second one, and then decided to repeat the first one...so a nice symetry was formed.
The repeats were only four stitches and there were always an odd number of stitches between raglan markers...this kept the patterning easy while doing the raglan increases.

colamanknits's picture

Very nice sweater, Eric. I

Very nice sweater, Eric. I love the colorwork.

JE-DC's picture

That's some fast knitting.

That's some fast knitting. Hope you weren't using bamboo needles; rubbing sticks that fast would cause them to catch fire. Beauriful work.

KenInMaine's picture

Wow, that is some quick

Wow, that is some quick knitting! The sweater looks great. nice color choices and design!

Nehkhasi's picture

Wow, Sock it to me! You are

Wow, Sock it to me! You are KILLING it! LOL Wish I could knit this quickly! Beautiful sweater and you kitty is so cute sitting square in the middle of your work the way our kitties always LOVE to do!

ILHIKER's picture

Amazing workmanship! I am in

Amazing workmanship! I am in the middle of a raglan sweater as well and thoroughly enjoy making them. I see you cat Oliver likes your work as much as my cat Henry. The just intuitively know where we would really rather not have their fur. Oh well, what's a bit more animal hair in a sweater? Again, beautiful sweater and great execution.

Mark

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Great knitting and I love the

Great knitting and I love the photo of Oliver giving his approval.

Kerry's picture

Nice sweater Eric, and you

Nice sweater Eric, and you are such a fast knitter. I'm knitting a top-down raglan sweater for myself, the third attempt since early December, the others were ripped out due to size issues.

Sock-it-2me's picture

Oliver gave his approval to

Oliver gave his approval to the new sweater !