Check out my Christmas sweater. Not your Grandma's sweater!
Pattern: Snowflake by Tincanknits. Based in British Columbia, Tincanknits produces all their patterns in a great range of sizes. From 2 to 52. So you can make Father/son, Mother/daughter look-alike garments. Many of their patterns are free and on their blog they feature great tutorials. Check them out.
Needles: Trim 3.75mm Body 4.mm
Yarn: Yoke and trim was knit with Nashua Grand Opera in 'warm brown' with a strand of sparkle woven in.
Body was knit with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in a shade of gold that compliments the warm brown.
Mods: As you know from a previous post, I knit the body below the divide of sleeves from body on my machine. Time is of the essence after all. I have another sweater to knit before our family get- together on December 12. By hand, I knit as far as the completion of the bust darts then hung the sweater on the machine.
Bust darts were not part of the pattern but since coming across Deb Gemmell's easy peasy bust darts in her Need A Circular Yoke? book I now put them in most of my sweaters.
My sleeves are a couple of inches longer than suggested in the pattern.
I am very pleased with this sweater. My colours, yet a bit blingy for a great seasonal piece.
Sparkels! What a brilliant addition!
Isn't it fun to work up a sweater without having to only worry about the warmth it will bring?
Sparkles!!!! Love it!
I meant to say "Sparkles with brown yarn - unexpected and so well suited to notion of snowflakes and a holiday piece.
I really like how this sweater turned out. Two colours is really a trend right now and the bit of bling just spices it up.
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