Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Knitting Blog: Holiday Magic!!

I did it! I made a sweater! For my west-coast sister who I won't see this Christmas, and I am so relieved it actually turned out.

[It is the Klaralund pattern from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's Noro book, in Malabrigo Jaen on size 10 circular needles.]

Sorry about my past posts being lame. All is better, our Christmas tree is gorgeous, and Trey and I are FINALLY GOING AWAY. I always tell people that when we share a whole day together it feels like Christmas: and as of tomorrow, triply so!!


Blogger spillah said...

You forgot to mention how awesome the sweater is!

Seriously, Stella would charge big bucks for your talent.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

What she said. That is AWESOME. I can never stay interested enough to complete a potholder.

10:15 AM  
Blogger ann & dabney said...

that it so CUTE! i am so impressed, girl!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Todd HellsKitchen said...

You go!

And Happy New Year to you both!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Ashbloem said...

It is so beautiful! I can't wait to make a Klaralund of my own.

12:51 AM  
Blogger -MG said...

I AM RUNNING OUT RIGHT NOW AND BUYING SZ 10 Circulars. I can't BELIEVE the gorgeousness of this sweater. What a long way since we were working on scarves last winter. I should have been following your blog more closely - I would have realized that you had become expert. To date, I have not completed a sweater, even though I've taught a knitting class. I am in awe. Congratulations.

PS How long did it take you? xo MG (Ie Motorgrrrl formerly Gotham Knitter)

12:27 AM  
Blogger Lillet Langtry said...


Seriously, this is one easy f-ing sweater, and I will xerox the pattern for anyone who wants it and mail it to you.

You basically need to know only how to knit, purl, and join pieces together.

The front and back are idential mostly stockinette rectangles, as are the sleeves. There is a bit of "extended garter stitch" on the sleeves which is: K1 P1 K1 K1 repeated. EASY. It it like 4 potholders stitched together.

Also, the pattern and my yarn store said use size 8: but to get guage I did 10s. And used maybe 5 skeins Malabrigo, but then I am pretty petite, but my sister is a good 2 sizes larger than me and was happy with the fit.

And Malabrigo is the softest yarn EVER. I am going to do another -- we should have a club!!



7:38 PM  

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