View Full Version : FO - Sweater Sampler

Jan in CA
05-08-2008, 02:46 PM
This is from the book The Sweater Workshop (http://www.amazon.com/Sweater-Workshop-wire-O-Jacqueline-Fee/dp/0892725729/ref=sr_oe_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210272441&sr=1-1) by Jacqueline Fee and it is literally a sampler of all most of the techniques you need to make a sweater. The book is for seamless sweaters so it doesn't include seams.

I learned SO much by doing this! I learned how to add a stripe to ribbing without the purl bump at the color change, how to make an afterthought pocket and sweater placket. How to do a hem and make a belt which could also be used for purse straps or similar.

So here you go. ;) Oh and if you decided to get the book make sure you get the spiral bound. It's well worth it!

05-08-2008, 02:51 PM
Wow, what a great idea to learn the techniques on a smaller scale first. Good job.

05-08-2008, 02:56 PM
That's awesome...thank you for sharing that! :muah:

05-08-2008, 03:02 PM
That is cool! I'm going to buy a copy of the book when I get paid ;)

Jan in CA
05-08-2008, 03:40 PM
Thank you! BTW I got the book from my library first to check it out. You might check into that, too.

05-08-2008, 03:46 PM
Fantastic! I'm not too good with knitted garments and this might help me! Thanks!!!

05-08-2008, 10:04 PM
Great sampler! THe book is in my Amazon wish list.


05-08-2008, 11:19 PM
That is awesome, I'm definitely gonna have to get that book! I love the colors you used too!

05-09-2008, 12:21 AM
Wow thats great well done xx

05-09-2008, 08:51 AM
Oh- I've seen that book- very cool. It looks like you learned a lot. What are you going to do with your sampler?

05-09-2008, 10:29 AM
This looks like one I need to add to my collection. Thank you for sharing!

BTW - the sampler is adorable!

05-09-2008, 11:59 AM
I just had to have this book. So I checked what is called Spirit Points at work. You can get points by going above and beyond during the course of the year that can be spent in a variet of ways. Anyway back on track I was able to use my Spirit Points to purchase this book. So it was free to me. I can't wait to get it.

Jan in CA
05-09-2008, 12:04 PM
What are you going to do with your sampler?

:think: Sweater for a dachshund? Windsock? Tall skinny lampshade cover? :teehee: Actually I'm probably just going to keep it as a reference. ;)

That's great, Kellee!

Thanks everyone!

05-09-2008, 12:35 PM
Thanks for recommending the book, I ordered mine from amazon UK yesterday.
A seller is selling some second hand so got the book for just over 7 including the postage. I was wondering what you were going to do with your sampler.
Looks like a little piece of art work to me.

05-09-2008, 08:33 PM
How cool is that?! You go girl!

05-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Great sampler! I have the book and have this on my list to do. Seeing yours makes me want to start soon.

05-10-2008, 10:38 PM
That is so cool!! I have this book and have been completely intimidated by the sweater sampler (lol) and now I really want to try it. Yours is so pretty, too :teehee: (really, I mean it, I love the colors!!)

05-13-2008, 01:57 AM
Great work Jan! And thanks for the link!! Always something to learn, no matter how long one has been knitting!!

05-13-2008, 04:11 PM
I'm putting this book on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

05-14-2008, 01:00 PM
:happydance: Great job and I'll have to look for the book....

05-16-2008, 06:43 PM
That looks like a worthwhile book to have. Thanks for the sharing the great pictures. I have a book I love that has you make a sampler, it's Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel. Following instructions to make a sampler is such a great way to learn. It is almost like going to a hands on class. Maybe better in some ways.

05-17-2008, 08:45 AM
You could use it for plastic grocery bags.

05-24-2008, 11:42 AM
Hi Jan,

I did the sweater sampler but I could not do the afterthought pocket. I practiced on swatches and stitches kept unraveling, so I did not want to ruin the sampler. Any hints, or perhaps a good tutorial somewhere to show detail on how to do this?

BTW, yours looks really beautiful! :cheering: