Finally, something more than a scarf or a blasted hat...

Well, it took me 5+ years to get to this point, but I actually finished a sweater. This is the February Lady Sweater and it is for my mother...

I started it in mid-January and took it off the Woolly Board today (my brother-in-law and I made the Woolly board this past weekend; thank god for straight me with drill presses, planers, table saws and know how!)

Now I just have to complete the sweater for my partner and I can start one for myself. Damn that knitting guilt!

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Kerry's picture

Lovely sweater for your mum, and the colours look great, she should love it. What yarn and needles did you use?

DavidAtlGA's picture

The body was knit on Knit Pick's Zephyr Acrylic interchangeables, size 8. The sleeves on an Addi 16" lace point circular, size 8 (loved these needles!) Sadly, the yarn was of Mom's choosing and was just Lion Brand Wool-Ease.

It was knit top-down and the sleeves were picked up and knit down from the body. No piecing required! I did add a single crochet edge to the whole lot, sleeves included.

scottly's picture

Ooooo! How lovely - one of these days I'll attempt something that requires assembly. Really good job!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice color combination and knitting. A few friends have made this and I like them. the original baby sweater is one of my favorites for newborns. Looking forward to pics of the next couple of sweaters. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Chris Vandenburg's picture

David... it's gorgeous! Your mom and YOU ESPECIALLY should be so proud. It's honestly a fantastic piece of work. I hope your shoulders are sore as hell from slapping yourself on the back because you deserve it.

Can't wait to see the next one.

BTW... that was a fast knit!


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MMario's picture

First completed sweater, and in lace, yet! Looks great!

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I love this sweater, and it'sd slowly creeping up my to do list. Yours is a beautiful example and I'm sure your mum will be overwhelmed. Well done for a first sweater.

Bill's picture

saw about six of those sweaters being worn at Stitches West, and one friend has almost finished it's a very popular design. I'm sure your Mother will love it and get lots of compliments.

albert's picture

Really beautifully done- I've always been captivated by the combination of a pinkish tone and grey- classic and elegant! What is that stitch?

Tom Hart's picture

Whoa! I'm blown away. Your mom sure scored when she had you for a kid. Really well done. It's beautiful.

steve kadel's picture

nicely done

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Iacobvs's picture

Beautiful work, David. Your mother is lucky to have a son like you--not to mention our partner!

I on the other hand have told my 91 year old mother that now that I am paying for her housekeeper she has enough time on her hands to get back to knitting and I am putting her to work!

CRobertK's picture

Wow, absolutely beautiful! I started knitting my first sweater about three years ago (I have always been a winter knitter) and my poor partner still doesn't have a fo to wear! Great job!


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TheKnittingMill's picture

Looks wonderful David! I'm sure your Mom will adore it almost as much as she does you for making it! Kudos!


rc_in_sd's picture

Congrats, David - it's really lovely!

ronhuber's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. It is # 5 in my queue and I am moving it up.

TomH's picture

Beautiful. How could she not love it. I may be the only person who has never seen it. Is it also written as a baby pattern?

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

It is in Elizabeth Zimmermann's 'Knitter's Almanac' as a baby sweater. Later on, someone rewrote the pattern for adult sizing. Nice and easy to knit as a baby garment: I can usually get one done within a week of casual knitting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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