Man Enveloped by Sweater...Pictures at 10 on Ravelry....

The pictures are on Ravelry, avatar name there is Skybuck. Loaded up there with no problem. What's with that?

The Harrison sweater from Jane Ellison Queensland Collection #9 is finished! Seamless, except for the three-needle bind-off at the shoulders, doubled with sock reinforcement yarn to prevent stretching. I used Alpaca with a Twist's Baby Twist yarn, colors Uptown Pink 3009 and Carnival 3003. The knit stitches on the right side were twisted every other row to create spring and "lift" the ribbing. Alpaca is very soft and has little stretch in it.

In a previous post, I bemoaned the dissolution of the steek at the neck, due to my failure to crochet the sock reinforcement yarn as tightly as I should. I lost a rib on one side, but redesigned the knitted bands at the neck to come to a V-neck to hold the buttons and buttonholes.

This modification significantly reduced the stress at that juncture, left no hole for cold air to creep in, and made a far better closure than Ms. Ellison designed. The buttons are antique wood, with gold-colored wood showing at the wear points that match the gold yarns in the red-tweed top.

I used a tubular cast on at the bottom hem, and the best knit-purl cast off I've found. Used at the cuffs, neck and button band. Created by Betty J. Louie in CA, it's a one row, flat chain bind off that makes the edge look as if it was cut with a knife. This bind off follows the in and out of the ribbing edge. Beautiful.

Either the site or my computer are being grumpy and not accepting images or not giving images. I'll post one as soon as they reconcile.


I can't wait to see it, and as far as the chilly weather, warmer weather is on the way. 90-degrees here in Walla Walla WA today. I don't know about you guys, but I kind of miss the global warming.


mrossnyc's picture

Can't wait to see it!

MMario's picture

I don't know which causes me more envy - the beautiful knitting or the fit.

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New York Built's picture

Thank you, MMario. I am truly honored. I am beyond impressed by your lace and openwork. I am being quite serious about sweaters for bodybuilders...or big men. Buying clothing that fits is a pain. I learned a lot from this project.

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mrossnyc's picture

I like the colors and the fit is also great. Nice work on the modifications.