Sweater Update

albert's picture

I am now well into the body of my handspun sweater. Here are pictures of the body and arm steek in progress. Next up will be the neck steek in another 5 inches. I am weaving in on the back instead of stranding. This has prevented a puckering problem.

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grandcarriage's picture

Wow. I've done my handspun

Wow. I've done my handspun in gloves, mittens, socks and scarves, but never a sweater...Oh wait. I remember last year miles of spun dog fur for an afghan...

This is great. I'm curious: You didn't prespin all the yarn you'd need to complete the sweater...just kind of doing it as you go? Is it singles, two ply? what weight yarn?

It's handsome.

TomH's picture

Great work.

Great work.

crmartin's picture

Beautiful pattern, I look

Beautiful pattern, I look forward to seeing the finished sweater.

BuduR's picture

Oh nice Albert! I love the

Oh nice Albert! I love the diamond design. Can't wait to see how it looks when it is finished :)

MasonM's picture

That's looking

That's looking great.


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albert's picture

Yes, the pattern for the

Yes, the pattern for the diamond motif I took from Native American pottery on the Alltribes website. As for the overall sweater it is simply a drop shoulder steeked sweater that I am knitting from my gauge and measurement calculations- no actual pattern. I have to spin up some more yarn tonight to continue, so off I go!

Kerry's picture

Albert, that lookks great.

Albert, that lookks great. Is it your own pattern?

gardenerstitch's picture

Wow, it's coming along

Wow, it's coming along nicely! I can't wait to see the finished product!

kiwiknitter's picture

I agree! And, I get better

I agree! And, I get better results with the weaving method instead of carrying floats.