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whaling sweater

whaling sweater

whaling sweater in fisherman's wool

since doug just informed me that our daughter is outside, locked in our car, about to die from heatstroke (long story that child services would TOTALLY understand), i'll make this quick. while moving all my knitting projects to my new yarn basket from my parents, i was a little astonished to see just how close to finishing this sweater i was. there it sat, neglected since the winter. i finally took the couple hours i needed to finish up the neck, seam the underarms and weave in the ends. i'm sooo glad i did.

i used my ever favorite lion brand fisherman's wool, and kind of winged the pattern using pointers from elizabeth zimmermann's "knitting without tears" book. every knitter should own this book. it helped me to knit this sweater by size as opposed to pattern, and i couldn't be happier with the fit. i'll be wearing it whenever i can!

9 comments:

kelly said...

aw, it's beautiful! i love that yarn, it's so cheap for so much yardage. and i think i've commented this before but i'll say it again -- EZ's style of knitting is my ultimate goal. i want to be pattern free, knitting just from instinct and simple math. i want to be able to knit socks without even thinking. one day, one day!

jennifer said...

That sweater is gorgeous! It looks great on you paired with those shorts.

Rachel said...

It looks great! So cozy!

Anne said...

It looks really good, well done!

Samantha said...

Re: Your daughter - yikes! Hope everything turned out okay.

Also, that is a wonderful sweater; I love it!

Casey@HelloLove said...

Gorgeous sweater! Looks so warm and cozy. I can't wait to knit my first sweater!

Cupcakewalker said...

this is so gorgeous! i have always wanted to learn to knit (I have really unrealistic expectations; I'd want to somehow produce something just like this on my first try). it looks great on you, too, even with summery things.

Grace said...

You make it look easy to knit a classic sweater that fits. Maybe I'll graduate from hats and scarfs to a sweater...

kirsten said...

that sweater looks fantastic! so simple yet simply perfect. :)