Spring Jacket

I found some old Lopi and this pattern in a bin I had forgotten about for over l2 years. It was a fun and fast knit. I especially like the collar on this one. I hope it will be useful for spring and fall walks.

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albert's picture

Magnificent! The eath tones are muted and yet dramatic at the same time, outlined by the black. The judicious use of the white makes the whole sweater come alive. The collar puts the stamp of uniqueness on this sweater. As always, you've done incredible work! How about some specs: needle size, sts per inch?

ronhuber's picture

Thanks, Albert. I used a 6 mm needle and got 4 stitches to the inch. This sweater is on the back of a Lopi book and I actually saw one for sale here in Canada. I knit the sweater in the round and cut it. The button band and collar where held on a piece of string until it was cut then knitted up and sewn on. Stitches were gradually added to the band and a bunch cast off and then cast on again for the collar. The collar was grafted at the back.

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I have to agree with Albert that the Earth TOnes are magnificient . I am more and more inclined to like Cardigans a lot, if you get hot you can cool down easily! The specs are great because they give us tools we can use when we tackle such a project, thanks for sharing.

rc_in_sd's picture

THAT was a quick knit?! I'm scared.

It's gorgeous, Ron, way to go!

chipsir's picture

Great sweater...Lopi has such wonderful colours, are you in Canada at the moment or still in Mexico???

steve kadel's picture


we put birds on things

cashmere knight's picture

Wow! Great job. It's gorgeous. A 'fun and fast' project? Hmm, expertee and skill abounds! Good for you.

Keep it lite and happy!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Nice. Very nice. A friend wants me to help her through a cardigan so I'm paying close attention to what you fellows are doing with them. (I normally do pullovers.) Should be a learning experience for both of us. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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Kerry's picture

Nice stranded work. I particularly like the pattern in the button band and shawl.

TheKnittingMill's picture

Such a beautiful sweater! I absolutely love cardigans. I seriously need to delve into some stranded work--inspiring.


“Now, let us all take a deep breath and
forge on into the future;
knitting at the ready.” -- E. Zimmerman

crmartin's picture

That is absolutely beautiful, I am throughly impressed!



Simply wonderful Ron!