Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Green Sweater (which isn't green at all)

When I showed you the Green Sweater it wasn't looking much like a sweater at all. But just cutting the first steek made all the difference.

And when I did the sleeve steeks, it all started to fall into place. And I again marveled at the genius of Elizabeth Zimmerman. This sweater is constructed like no other I've ever knitted. All the details have been thought of.

The corners are all mitered. (Some of mine are better than others and I can really understand Mr. Truck's frustration when he was putting up the crown molding the other weekend.)

The steeks are all in just the right places.

The grosgrain ribbon inside the facing to prevent the fronts from stretching is just such a wonderful touch.

Even under the arms is so well thought out. And I love the decreasing on the top of the sleeve.

I finally found the perfect clasps (and at a good price) at The Button Drawer which had very fast delivery, too.

So, here it is, my Green Sweater.

I did love this story when I first read it and I really wanted to knit this sweater even if I didn't like the sweater when I was done. And I've learned so much while knitting it, my first steeks and some really interesting construction techniques. So I have become a better knitter because of it. But it turns out that I really like the sweater, which makes it even better.


pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Congratulations on a great project. It's so cool to have a learning piece that is also a finished object that you like.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Neat! I looks great and I really like that collar

Iron Needles said...

Very, very nice. I,too, loved the story, and think knitting that piece would be an excellent learning experience.

Congratulations, too, on meeting the Ravelympics challenge!

Is is Silky Wool or Silky Tweed?

Anonymous said...

Great job! I love learning something new with every project and it sounds like you learned more than one new thing with this one. :)

Mary said...

Very nice-looking! I love that shade of green--LOL!

Not ready for handspun said...

It's beautiful, and so nice that you knit something for yourself!

Stacie said...

What amazing details, the steeks and the mitered corners, all of it. Be proud of your intrepid-ness as a knitter--not all of us are that courageous!

Anonymous said...

Help! I just did the sleeve steels, and they went fine. But now I am confused about the neck and body steeks because the top stitches are live. Did you bind off the top five steek stitches? Thanks for your help. GsnowdenATwiscDOTedu

amanda said...

Oh I do so love the details on this knit - especially the neckline!