I feel like saying “She’s alive” because I haven’t posted in a while but life goes on and in amongst the every day happenings I did manage to knit this little sweater.
The pattern I used was from a little booklet that Patons put out over 30 years ago and featured Fair Isle knits but given that I had the varigated yarn I just made the basic sweater. Interestingly enough when I bought an Elizabeth Zimmerman book last year I recognized the style of knitting, which begs the question which came first. I have a feeling that these sweaters came after Zimmerman’s publications but who’s to say that Elizabeth didn’t base her patterns on previous knits. I haven’t really looked at the time line.
Anyhow the body was cast on using a circular needle, the sleeves cast on with double pointed needles and then joined to the body and the yoke continued from there – no seams to be had just darning in of the loose ends.
Stoked because the yarn I used was some that I picked up from Value Village at 5 balls for $2.99 so this sweater for this size used 3 1/3 balls so cost a couple of dollars to make. The yarn I recognized from about 25 years ago when Eatons was still in business and had a yarn department. I still have some balls myself waiting to be knit up in the closet. My how time flies doesn’t it?