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.
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