Sweater

I knit a sweater for my friend Miguel and would like to share the photos. I had 8 skeins of charcoal and 8 skeins of different colours left over from various projects. The sweater is a top down and knitted in the round. Because it is Shetland wool the steek needed no reinforcement before cutting. It is a V neck and I tried three different ways of making the shawl collar before I did one that I liked. I used 3.25 needles for the sweater and 2.75 for the ribbing, and button band / collar. Colours were changed at the steek with spit splicing. On the sleeves I carried the black along and spit spliced the other colours and they blended well together. I did not do anything with the jog as I figured it would not be that visible on the under side of the sleeve.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Another extremely fine sweater, Ron. Great matching up and sequencing of colors, too. Congratulations.

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ronhuber's picture

Thanks, Joe.

Bill's picture

That's delightful! Wonderfully cheerful colours.

ronhuber's picture

Thanks, Bill. It was an especially happy and satisfying knit.

kiwiknitter's picture

Beautiful cardigan. I really like the collar you selected. Aren't Shetland wools wonderful to knit with? BTW, in New Zealand we call this pattern "bumblebee"; it's an old style now. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

ronhuber's picture

Thank you Jesse. I am afraid I use Jamieson and Smith almost exclusively now. Mainly because I know how it is going to knit up and it never surprises me. AND.... I actually thought as I was knitting it that it was going to look like a striped bee.

kiwiknitter's picture

I am always a bit surprised, and not always positively, how different yarns knit up. I agree that consistency of the knitted fabric is one of the big attractions of J&S knitting wools. The other is the gorgeous colourway available which can't be found elsewhere. I tried the KnitPicks "Palette" and was unhappy with it. The colourway is impressive but I didn't like the feel of the thread or how it came out. J&S has been my go-to brand for a long time now.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

CLABBERS's picture

Drop dead gorgeous! Well done, sir.
Mark

ronhuber's picture

Thank you, Mark. No nicer than the wonderful work you do. I often think how lucky we are that we knit. When I went to school we were taught to knit in Grade 1. I wish they would return to those days.

CLABBERS's picture

Ah, blush! Thanks for your kind words. I have one skein left on the afghan I am making for my son. I've done so many cables on that thing that I see cables everywhere, even in interstate interchanges. That's just sad! LOL

I agree that knitting, crocheting, weaving, among other fiber art should be taught. Sadly, most districts are no longer teaching cursive writing above the 3rd grade, so I guess that plus handmade items are going by way of the slide rule. Thankfully, there are young people sitting in awe of their elders who still enjoy the arts and that will keep them alive. That's a very good thing.

Mark

ronhuber's picture

Your son will love the afghan. The cables are well worth it.

Nehkhasi's picture

Absolutely Beautiful!

Nehkhasi

ronhuber's picture

Thank you very much.