I finally knitted a sweater for myself. When I saw this thread, I knew that sweater would be one I could wear in South Florida. I am very pleased with the way it turned out. After I finished, I put it in the washer and dryer, and I love the feel of it. It is a cotton yarn, but I do not remember what kind. Not bulky, though. I used a size bigger needle, and made it a size larger than I would have otherwise. Click herefor the sweater pattern. I knitted it in pieces as the pattern directed. I do not mind seaming. Thanks 'robinknits' for the inspiration. I do not know how you managed to turn the pattern upside down! I think I will definitely knit another sweater from this same pattern, with new yarn! Right now I am knitting a white, lacy baby blanket for our new granddaughter due in December!
This is the sweater I unraveled. I knitted in 1996 just before we moved to Florida, and only wore it a couple of times. I did not like the sleeves on the sweater. I felt like I could be flying away! Over the years I had considered taking out the sleeves and re-doing them, but I never did. In fact I did not knit at all for six years. Then I started doing all baby and children's things.