Introduction and hello

I've decided to take the plunge and come out of lurkdom to say hello and introduce myself. As my profile says I'm a machine knitter (gasp) as well as hand knitter and thought this would be a good time to show off my new sweater. Sadly, I did not knit it. Gladly, it was knit for me by my loving mother (Linda). In case anyone is interested, it's the cover sweater from Meg Swansen's Sweaters from Camp.

While at knitting camp my mother won a palette of yarn from Knit Picks and let me choose the pattern I wanted her to make. Much to my horror she knit it a total of 3 times to get it right, and she knit it back and forth instead of knitting it in the round.

It's not quite done and I said I would help work in some of the ends. I thought it was the least I could do and was thrilled to finally get my hands on it!

I'm going to have work long and hard to come up with something I knit myself to rival it's beauty. I'll have to think about it.


Mnjack's picture

I love the sweater, it is bright and cheerful and something we all need on a colder day. Tell your mother it was indeed a nice job and well done.

albert's picture

Welcome! It is an amazing piece of knitting. Knit back forth? Yipes!

Thinman's picture

OMG I love that sweater! Your mother is a talented knitter. It looks good on you too!

ronhuber's picture

It is a beautiful sweater and a true work of art. Great knitting.

rc_in_sd's picture

Hi John,

That's a fantastic sweater! Thanks for sharing it. There aren't many posts about machine knitting, so don't be shy about showing off here.

mrossnyc's picture

That's a beautiful sweater! I love the color combinations. Welcome to the site, I look forward to seeing some of your work when you have a chance.

crmartin's picture

Beautiful sweater, your mother did a wonderful job. Welcome to MWK, looking forward to seeing some of your projects.



stch's picture

Hello John,

Welcome to MWK.

scottly's picture

Welcome! And that sweater is plain (I'm going to use the "C" word) cute. I love the colors and the cut. It looks great on you too.

That is just one of the most awesome sweaters! And welcome.....too.

jwhassjr's picture

Welcome. It's great to add another to the fold. I love your sweater. I've been on an EZ and Meg Swansen binge. I love everything these two great women have contributed to our community.

You're mother did a superb job with this sweater.