Sweater knitting

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Here’s a picture of me in my Apple Cider Donut sweater, proving I am a better knitter than model. ;). Turns out that dark teal tweed is a hard color to photograph. The collar and overall length are shorter to fit me better and because I didn’t have a lot of yarn. Three-quarter sleeves are a favorite since I roll or push up my sleeves a lot. The pattern is in Ysolda Teague’s book The Rhinebeck Sweater, which is a sweater pattern book I highly recommend.

I had been planning to knit another sweater from that book but changed my mind after learning about designer Yumiko Alexander when I was at Tempe Yarn and Fiber (see previous post; sorry, no links when lightning blogging). They had several sample garments from her patterns at the shop, and I was quite taken with them. Look her up on Ravelry or her website, dandoh.com, to see her innovative designs. I started a cardigan on New Year’s Day with the Jacob wool yarn and a Yumiko Alexander pattern, Sea Foam. Here’s an in-progress photo of the textured section.

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And apologies if this entry looks weird! Phone blogging today.

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