My First Sweater

I finished my first sweater, and here it is!

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The yarn is 100% rayon “Rickrack” by Interlacements. The yarn knits up beautifully, without any big, blotchy pooling of colors.

I am very pleased with how the sweater turned out. The colors remind me of Ireland. Now I just have to wait for the weather to cool off so I can wear it. Meanwhile, I ordered yarn for the next sweater, a V-neck pullover. I think I am definitely hooked on knitting.

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27 thoughts on “My First Sweater

  1. It’s beautiful! I love the yarn you’ve chosen, though I must say you were quite brave to work with stripes! 🙂

    I’m wet blocking my first sweater. Hopefully, I’ll have pics up soon! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, C.B.! The yarn was variegated and self-striping, so all I had to do was knit. I count myself lucky that it was so expertly dyed that there wasn’t any color pooling. The colors blend so beautifully. I would definitely use this yarn again.

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! The sweater is delightfully soft, and light – a great weight for those now-I’m cold-now-I’m-hot days. And no, I’ll not beg winter to arrive any sooner!

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  2. Love the sweater! I’m thinking you and I must be psychic twins – tomato sandwiches, harp, knitting… Do you also spin?

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    1. Thank you, Peggy, and thanks for visiting my blog! I do have a spinning wheel, and I did spin a bit a long time ago, but not enough to get any good at making usable yarn. But I keep holding onto the wheel, thinking I might try it again, someday…..

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  3. Wow Janet , beautiful and impressive! Makes me want to knit a sweater. Was it difficult? Other than socks or scarfs have you ever knitted anything else? Please share your pattern!

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    1. Thanks, Nanci! I’ve knitted three hats along with the loomed socks, and scarves, before tackling this sweater. This pattern is pretty easy to follow. Doing the increases for the raglan sleeves requires careful counting of what row you are on, and counting of stitches in each section to make sure you did the right number of increases. I had to be shown how to pick up stitches for the front, and how to get started on the sleeves once the body was finished. I just did a post with a link to the pattern. It is a great first sweater pattern.

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  4. It’s absolutely fabulous! Can’t wait til you start knitting little matching doggie sweaters for Charley and Morley!

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  5. Great job! Where are you modeling it – at the Yarn shop on Central Avenue? You really did a great job!!

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I am really pleased with it. I am modeling at “my” yarn shop: The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For, which is down from Home Goods and the Baoding Restaurant in the Sharon Corners shopping center, across from Southpark Mall. That’s where I learned to knit, and where I buy my yarn, and where I hang out with my knitting buddies.

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