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:
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.
Help for this one came from Barbara Walker’s Knitting From the Top.
So, now we’re up to date!