Well, I presented my mother with her sweater when I was visiting over Thanksgiving. While we had good intentions for a photo shoot, the unseasonably warm weather made that impossible without much discomfort. (I am of the mind that giving someone a gift and making them suffer in it is not good practice). So I will present you with the pictures from my own photo shoot upon finishing the sweater.
As I have mentioned in previous posts, I was remaking the first sweater I ever made (although this one was in a bit heavier yarn) since my mother loved it so much and wanted something warm to throw on when she went out to feed the chickens (and the old one was starting to show wear after 18 or so years).
The pattern is a basic one that I am sure is out of print. It gives directions (or calculations) for the sweater in three different weights of yarn. Of course my gauge didn't match any of these so I used a different set of numbers to create the sweater to the measurements she had given me.
Personally, I find the sleeves a little short although I made them to the measurements she supplied (they are bracelet length) but it will keep her from having to roll up her sleeves and I guess if it is really annoying I will tear out the seams and add an inch or two. [Let me know mom even if it has been a few months, I would rather you wear it.]
- Pattern: Brunswick Classic Keepsakes (1988)
- Yarn: Carodan Farm color: Bracken
- Started: September 6, 2006
- Finished: November 6, 2007
- Notes: I reworked the math for this sweater and was easily able to find a size that matched my calculations. Otherwise, this was a fairly straightforward pattern and was as easy the second time as it was the first time. If I had to make it again I might think to jazz it up a little with a cable up the pocket or something.