|Thanks to Chris for modeling these!|
I dropped these in the mail today so they're on their way to the mid-West. Hopefully our friend, David A., will get some good use out of them this winter!
These are made from Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in Natural Brown. This is the same yarn I used to make the wool beret.
|Here's the beret in progress.|
For David, whose hands are longer (though more slender), I cast on 40 stitches instead of 36 for a large size. I also knitted 6 additional rounds in the palms, or 20 rounds instead of 14.
I also redesigned the thumbs. Instead of knitting the rounds, I purled them and I think it looks better.
What's Needlin' Ewe's 2011 Sweater Challenge Update: I've decided on my first sweater. It's Kim Hamlin's "Lattice and Hollow Cardigan" from Interweave Knits Spring 2010 issue.
|This photo belongs to "Interweave Knits."|
Click on the links above to visit the magazine's website to buy the pattern or the Spring 2010 issue.
Chris picked out burgundy and navy-colored merino yarns from Malabrigo. I'll keep you posted as I get it going. The challenge's goal is to knit a sweater every two months so there will be six sweaters by the end of December. So I've got six weeks to knit this one up!