Beautiful Knitting

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A Trip Down (Sweater) Memory Lane

Posted by mtmom on September 29, 2007

From comments I’ve received on my post about finishing my “first for-me sweater”, I can tell that this term is too ambiguous.  What I meant was that it was the first sweater I’d ever made for myself.  Not to worry, though.  It triggered a little scavenger hunt — sweaters, sweaters, where are all the sweaters?  I pulled out all the sweaters I’d made before the Neapolitan Ice Cream Sweater (, all for children of various sizes.  And here they are:  All the sweaters made for the girls so far

These were made for the girls.  Clockwise from top-left:  gray cardigan was first, then yellow sweater-dress with color-work yoke and hem areas, the cream/brown boatneck for newest dd, soon followed by the green t-top.  The last 3 all self-designed, with varying degrees of input from books, especially by Elizabeth Zimmermann (Knitting Without Tears) and Maggie Righetti (Sweater Design in Plain English).

And this one I made for teenaged ds — had to broaden the chest from the original plan before I finished knitting it!  From the inner hem, one can tell I made this item in 2005.Michael's green sweater

Help for this one came from Barbara Walker’s Knitting From the Top.

So, now we’re up to date!

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One Response to “A Trip Down (Sweater) Memory Lane”

  1. Angeluna said

    I love the signature and date in the hem of M’s sweater. Makes it special!

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