Knitting Project: Finishing the Sweet Sunset Sweater

by DawnAurora on 12:34 PM

in Knitting Projects

I had a great time knitting up this sweater.  The color was playful and the cotton was so soft.   I have never done a yarn over pattern (yo) before, so I chose to stick with this very simple diamond pattern.

Now I have fallen headover heals for yarnover lace patterns.  Once you get the hang of yarnovers so many patterns and textures open up for you.

Here is the front.

 

Here is the back.

 

 

I constructed the sweater using the Elizabeth Zimmerman percentage system.  Her system makes putting together seamless sweaters so easy.  The system also, I feel, makes sweater making easy as 1, 2, 3.  When I put together ideas for this sweater I had my stitches per inch gauge.  Then I figured out a sweater style that flatters me, the knitting pattern and ribbing.

The sleeves are 3/4 sleeves giving the sweater a classy summer feel.  I knitted the sleeves into the main body as raglan sleeves 3/4 of the way up on the chest then I yoked the shoulders in the rest of the way.  The ribbing is a simple seed stitch.  To finish off the neck ribbing I added 6 stitches to the left side and 6 stitches to the right.  Then I knitted 10 more rows to match the 10 rows of seed stitch at the bottom of the sweater.  I originally was going to put a big flower button as a closure at the neck, but instead I tied the ends together.

 

Happy Knitting,

Dawnaurora

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