Monday, September 12, 2005

My First Sweater

Presenting the Hourglass Sweater in all its glory. The pattern was so simple and easy to follow I will definitely make another one. The only modification was I followed the NBaT instructions for knitting the sleeves/waist hems (no sewing there!).

This project has a lot of firsts for me. I learned a lot! Let's mention a few:
1. Knitting sleeves and attaching them.
2. Grafting.
3. Sewing down the live stitches at the neckline. That was loads of fun!


See Bear give his stamp of approval.


Hourglass Sweater
Pattern: Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: KP Andean Silk
Needles: Addi Circular in US 6
(08/01/05 - 09/03/95)

10 comments:

jessica~ said...

Love it! The color is just fantastic too!

Jackie said...

That is gorgeous!! Perfect - I love the color.

Lynette said...

great, great, great job!!!!! i'll use your tips for NBaT.

Dani said...

Ok, wow.. That looks amazing on you :) Love it, love it!

twig said...

It looks great! Congratulations. Love the color.

And I love Bear!

Knitcrazy said...

Wwo... Yur Sweater is Beautiful...
I LOVE it...

http://pennyknits.blogspot.com/

Birdsong said...

Wowo --- I came over to see your Sitcom after you mentioned you were done on Knit Red... but I am glad to see what a great sweater this one is too. I have the book, and have been eyeing this as a pretty quick sweater to make as a Christmas gift for my 22-year old daughter; although, I am just finishing her "spring" sweater in time to wear under a jacket during winter. Great color, and I love how the dog approves too :)

Theresa Tate said...

I'm just starting on this project - have the book and stumbled onto your blog looking for the yarn online. You got a great product - looks like I should order the #6 needles and save the 7s for another project - but I wanted to check: Do you knit on the tight side?
Also your neckline looks fine, where others thought it was too wide. Any other suggestions?
Thanks a bunch.

Ann-Marie said...

hi there. i am just starting this sweater with the same yarn, can i ask some advice?
(i tried to join the KAL, but apparenlty it's closed)
did you find you had enough yarn?
i ordered 1.5 extra balls, but i think i'm going to run out of yarn.
how did the yardage do for you??
any modifications or changes you'd make??
it looks just beautiful!!!

Tanya said...

Hi there, I was wondering if you could pass on what you learned about attaching the sleeves? It seems the more I read the instructions, the more I don't understand! Thanks in advance.