New Sweater

Just finished a yoked sweater I made following Meg Swansen's recipe. I used Jamieson and Smith 2 ply Jumper Weight Shetland wool and 3.25mm needles. When Elizabeth Zimmermann said it was difficult not to add a colour pattern in the decreases, she was right and I used my "Traditional Fair Isle Knitting" by Sheila McGregor to add some interest. I love how their Shetland wool softens and blooms after a wash and block.

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Nehkhasi's picture

This sweater is so cute it put an instant smile on my face and you look very dashing in it! :-)


michaelpthompson's picture


"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

davidUK's picture

Looks so great....what a cheery post

Beautiful job! Nice color choices and great workmanship. I also love the soft coziness of J & S Shetland after it has been washed.

Thunderhorse54's picture

So nice! I love it!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Extremely nice, Ron. Congratulations.

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ronhuber's picture

Thanks for your kind comments.

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KenInMaine's picture

That is a great looking sweater, well done!

Tom Hart's picture

Really superb. Sublime in it's simplicity. Utterly elegant. Nice f@#*ing job, altogether! (As is usual, of course. Your recent socks are an inspiration too. So awesome, so masterfully knit. A real inspiration to someone just starting out with sock yarn.)

Kerry's picture

The sweater looks super on you Ron, and I like the colours you've chosen.

thomasmc's picture

Very impressive. I'm just now starting my first sweater, and it's just a worsted weight raglan, nothing fancy.

ronhuber's picture

Good luck. I hope it keeps you warm.

CLABBERS's picture

Beautiful stitching. The smaller needles really make it look great! The fair isle work is perfect for that type of sweater. Smartly done!

Is it all one piece knit in the round? I don't see any seams.


ronhuber's picture

Yes, it is a classic yoked sweater - knitted in the round, joined at the sleeves, and then reduced 4 times to the collar.