Friday, October 26, 2012

Basic Sweater

I just finished knitting a sweater. I haven't knit a sweater in years! I usually knit socks and shawls but I really wanted just a basic sweater to wear around the house. It just uses the basic stockinette stitch and the garter stitch. There are no pieces to sew together. It's sewn in one large piece. The stitches for each sleeve are placed on stitch holders and knit after the body is complete. I used aran weight yarn so it was a quick knit. It still has to be blocked and all the ends weaved in. (As you can see!)

The pattern calls for 5 buttons and button holes. I didn't think I'd use the buttons. I'm going to buy a nice pin to hold the top part of the sweater together. I really just plan on using this at home. I hate using sweaters that I've bought for work. They're usually too nice to wear just while I'm sitting on the couch watching television.


This is the book I used. It's called Knitbot Essentials. The patterns are all loose sweaters that are relatively easy to knit. The styles are not very fitted. They're just perfect for casual use but still have a nice look.

I really should get to bed. I'm opening up at 7am and since I have the keys, I better be on time!

Good night and have a lovely weekend!

12 comments:

  1. Your sweater is so nice! Right up my alley!

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    1. Thanks, Karin! Not hard at all and quick!

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  2. Really neat sweater--I DO miss my knitting days; I hope you are battened down for the upcoming storm...stay safe Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Are we really getting this darn storm?? I hope I don't have power out for 3 days like last year. Take care!

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  3. That is wonderful, Rosemary! Quick too! I've been painting all week and neglecting my blog. :( Be safe during the upcoming storm!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon. I figured you were busy doing stuff around your house. I hope this storm isn't as bad as they're saying. I guess we should have bought that generator but we never got around to it! I'll let you know how it goes! Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. Looks great, Rosemary and take care...

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    1. Thank you!! We're getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy! Hope it's not as bad as predicted!

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  5. Very pretty! I believe that simple is elegant and I love the color. :)

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    1. April, so nice of you to say! Thank you!!

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