Wednesday, June 29, 2011


So just before the Canada Day weekend, I finish a wool sweater.

Whatever, it's beautiful and I love it. It will get lots of wear in the fall, which is what the plan was. Since I don't work in a meat locker, a lofty wool single was never going to make an indoor sweater, so this is a coat sweater, perfect for coolish days. It's long enough to cover my butt, and keep me warm, it has pockets just big enough for my keys,

and antler buttons because I love them. Susan was with me when I bought this wool at the Knitters Frolic, and when we saw the buttons, we knew they would be perfect.

HandMaiden "Ottawa" wool
92% Wool, 8% Viscose
lofty, single spun think and thinnish wool - super nice to work with.

Pattern is my own top down cardigan, with raglan sleeves, made jacket length. There are seed stitch cuffs and hem and front bands, and an applied i-cord finish around all edges. The buttonholes are worked right into the i-cord finish, a la Elizabeth Zimmerman.

It's cozy and soft and warm, and put away for the fall...


Wannietta said...

It looks like the perfect fall sweater!!! said fall will be here sooner than any of us care to consider

Sel and Poivre said...

Oh how luxurious to have a new handknit to look forward to wearing in the fall without having to actually make it then!

I must admit though, I'd be tempted to just keep it out for a while to look at it before really putting it away!

Needles said...

It makes a lot more sense to have this ready and waiting for fall, than it would to leave it to finish when you should be wearing it. It truly is stunning.

Lucky Canuck said...

I like knitting projects to take place in their off season, so they're ready to go and enjoy when the right weather hits. It is spectacular! LOOOOVE the buttons.

Acorn to Oak said...

What a nice sweater! I especially like the length and the pockets. How fun that you have this to look forward to when the weather cools again.

AlisonH said...

Absolutely gorgeous--I sit here typing on an unseasonably cold day and that would be just the thing to snuggle up into and exactly perfect. Soft. Snuggly. Long. Pretty.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

It came out great!! Wear it well.