In 2010, I knit Elizabeth Zimmermann's Green Sweater. Sport weight yarn and 'different' construction. I knit and knit and knit. I finished in time but I had sore arms, sore wrists, sore shoulders.
In 2014, I wisely chose a heavier yarn. I knit a sweater with chunky weight yarn, BUT with lace work. It, I finished without as much pain and even with a teeny bit of time to spare.
But neither of the above sweaters could come close to the speedy finish of Glenora. Started Thursday September 17 and finished Sunday September 27. Ten days. A record for me. Mind you twice as long as it took the designer. She reports knitting one of her versions in 5 days. No fair! I ate and slept.
Glenora too is knit with Chunky weight yarn but it is a very unstructured design. A no-sew unstructured design. The end product has a very 'organic' look. I love it.
Pattern: Glenora by Elizabeth McCarten. A great design. A well written pattern.
Yarn: Sable Soft by Kertzer. I purchased mine several years ago intending to knit a different design. I knit the back, two sleeves and one front before abandoning it as something that looked better on paper than knitted up.
Mods: None. I knit Glenora exactly as the pattern suggested. Yikes. Who am I and what the heck did I do with Brenda?
Next Time: The collar of Glenora is knit as one with the sweater. As such, when it rolls, the underside is what you see.
Below, you see the sleeves above the shoulders as the cable that is a feature of both sleeves and collar continues on to form part of the collar.
What I like about my Glenora: It has, as Elizabeth states, a nice close fit in the bust and shoulders while at the same time a lovely A-line flare to the bottom.
The combination of the close-fitting top with the bottom looseness, gives Glenora a delightfully modern, stylish flare. I like it.
Mine is very light-weight. This is in part due, no doubt, to the yarn I chose. But the slightly larger- than-normal needle helps too.
Glenora is designed for speed knitting. It is a one-piece, no-sew design with no finishes. No bottom or cuff ribbing, no button bands. No trim of any kind.
Above, you see the bottom, cuff and centre fronts. All trim-less.
A totally trim-less sweater. The non-finished edges help to give Glenora its very modern look. And certainly helps with making it a quick knit.
Elizabeth shows Glenora closing only at the top of the sweater with either a shawl pin or three buttons. I love that partially unbuttoned look. It makes Glenora appear to be and feel like an 'easy' wear.
I have been wanting an autumn sweater and Glenora fits the bill perfectly. It was a fun knit, a quick knit. Perfect for my next Olympic project.
My goodness Brenda sounds like one happy, happy knitter today and looks like a cozy one too - just in time for the cool down tomorrow!
Can't wait to see the buttons!
I think I like it even more now that you have finished it. I have some yarn...
Inspiring project: colors, fit, details, speed to completion: BRAVO!
Cute on you! KUDOS!
Love Elizabeth's designs. Looks fantastic on you Brenda.
This sweater really looks great. Design is pretty. And I think it will be warm wearing it)
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