I know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas knitting is already in full swing. You have to start early if you want to get any sleep during the holiday season--and if you want to finish something pretty for yourself!
I started this little number back in September, but then we had a crazy busy October, as stated above, I had to get going on my holiday knitting! I'm already about 65% of the way done with Hubby's sweater, but have lots more to go. At least I can cross this one off my list:
The pattern is Lowry by Avril Lang and was featured in Knit Scene Fall 2011. I would highly recommend that issue--there were a ton of great projects I want to knit in the future, projects for every skill set!
Part of what took so long with this sweater was the allover honeycomb cable pattern. It's a little hard to see in this picture, but there is a gorgeous hourglass pattern throughout the piece. The cable pattern is also super stretchy and you knit this sweater with about 10-12" of negative ease (pick a size about 10" smaller than your usual size so it stretches). Don't be nervous, it'll hug your curves beautifully!
If you plan on trying this sweater, knit the sleeves a size or two bigger than the rest of the sweater. The sleeve sizes in this pattern run a little small, even if you don't have the forarms of a Disney prince!
For next time, depending on how productive I am, I might have a sweater to show you or I might have a little knit ornament to show you! (Pray for a sweater. I'm getting a little tired of the miles and miles of stockinette in the sweater pattern Hubby picked!)
Until next time!
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