I bought 250g of yarn for this project today (March 23, 2012) at Fibres West. I will knit the same sweater as one I knitted long time ago. I gave it away but I really miss it. 1 month ago
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The yarn, a pattern, and, best of all, a friend to coach me! I am practicing my knitting with some leftover yarn to prepare. It is happening! 2 months ago
How I did it: After I'd been knitting a nearly a year, I decided to take on a sweater. I selected a pattern for a top-down raglan, knit a few swatches to get gauge, and took off. A lot of it was stockinette, so it was easy to get large portions of it done on my train commute each day.
I took hiatus from it in November and December to work on gifts, but then resumed after the holidays and finished it up.
It definitely helped having some knitting practice on smaller projects, knowing how to pick up stitches, increase, decrease, use double pointed needles, etc.
My sweater is far from perfect, but I'm super proud. Read how I did it… 3 months ago
I’m in the home stretch of finishing my first sweater, a green, cabled cardigan made from wool and alpaca. I started it in September, but took a break to knit some Christmas gifts. I finished the second sleeve today and started the button band. So all I have left is to finish the button band, weave in the ends, stitch on a button and block. 4 months ago
I have trouble committing to the big stuff… I want to make a beautiful sweater and then wear it around dazzled by the fact that it isn’t store bought or made in another by a sweatshop… It will be a part of me. 5 months ago
Well, I buckled down and spent a few hours tonight on the sweater. It has certainly grown. I finished the yoke and neckline shaping and even began the collar. However, the collar looked awful. Horrendous even. Big gaps everywhere. I ripped that sucker out and will start over tomorrow.
Regardless of its many imperfections (oh, and there are MANY), I’m still very proud of my first sweater. Right now the sleeves look as though they could fit a linebacker, but I’m hoping that gets better with blocking. 10 months ago
Okay, so not really. But I do feel sort of like Dr. Frankenstein. I’ve created my own monster. Mwahahahahahahaha. Ha.
I FINALLY joined the body and sleeves today. Whew. What an undertaking. But I’m stoked and so, so ready to wrap this baby up.
I won’t know until it’s finished whether it fits or not, so the whole thing could be a complete flop. On the other hand, at the very least the outline certainly resembles a sweater; so I’ve got that going in my favor.
I love this color and am quite glad I went with this hue for my first knitted sweater. Winter Night – doesn’t that just sound heavenly? I’m hoping this thing keeps me cozy all winter long. 10 months ago
is nearly halfway finished. I’m starting to get really excited now to join it all together. Can’t wait!
I’ve already got a zillion ideas for my next sweater. Isn’t that always the way?!
:) 10 months ago
and first sleeve will be finished today. Will begin second sleeve today or tomorrow. This is the first big project I’ve knitted, and I can definitely tell that – it’s taking much longer than smaller projects do, so I’m not getting the instant gratification that I’m used to. However, I’m still having a lot of fun with it and can’t wait to get the sleeves attached. 10 months ago
After much deliberation, I’ve decided on Knit Picks’ Wool of the Andes in “Winter Night” colorway. It’s 100% wool, which means it’ll have to be hand-washed. No biggie. I’m getting really excited now. The yarn should arrive by the weekend, and I should be ready to cast on then. 11 months ago
I’m slightly nervous about how this will go, but I’m sure it will be fine. There are videos on youtube that provide tutorials, so I’ll use them I’m sure. I’ve been looking through patterns and yarns occasionally but haven’t committed to anything yet. This is my FIRST SWEATER. This is epic, right? I want it to be something I fall in love with.
Nina from Knit Picks does a sweater class on youtube (as well as Knit Picks’ website) where she teaches you how to design your own sweater. This is what I’m leaning towards doing. Imagine how wonderful it will be to have a sweater fit perfectly.
All in all, although I’m nervous I’m really stoked to get this sweater started. I’m working on a pair of socks now, so when they’re complete the sweater making shall commence! Woot woot! 11 months ago