Friday evening I finished the February Sweater on Two-Needles from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Almanac. The light spots are the reflection from the sun.
I couldn’t find buttons that I liked so I ended up making some out of polymer clay. Only my second attempt but they worked. I need to play with the clay more so I can get some buttons made ahead of time and not at the last minute…like I did this time.
The sweater fit my granddaughter! I was so afraid it would be too small. These photos were taken at the birthday party after the cake. Jayne’s hair style courtesy of some icing mousse.
I used US 8 needles and worsted weight yarn (Caron Simply Soft). (I know EZ would be unhappy with me for not using wool.) I knit the sleeves on dpns (double point needles) to eliminate seaming the sleeve. I did have trouble joining the yarn as I had a gap where the body and sleeves met. I’d really like to know how others do this. I’m not happy with the join but it worked.
I went over to Ravelry and checked to see if others had trouble with this pattern, particularly the sleeve join. Some people were very upset when one questioned the pattern. I knew the pattern was vague and allowed for individuality but coming down one someone for not liking the pattern and lack of direction was just nasty.