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aprilbetty
06-29-2010, 12:35 PM
I love working cables, so I designed this sweater myself for DGS Dean, age 4. I used Ann Budd's "The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns," Barbara G. Walker's "A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns," and Nancie M. Wiseman's "The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques." The yarn is Cotton-Ease.
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Jan in CA
06-29-2010, 01:11 PM
That's very pretty!!

kmaclean
06-29-2010, 03:37 PM
Great job on the pattern design! And I love the color you chose as well ... I'm sure he'll love it! :cheering:

aprilbetty
06-29-2010, 05:13 PM
These pictures go with the initial post in this thread. I had not made them small enough, and then could not edit the post to add them. So here they are, the back and a closeup of the fish buttons.

artistatlarge101
06-29-2010, 06:34 PM
Wow......I am really impressed....beautiful work.....great job! :cheering:

Lana
06-29-2010, 06:38 PM
Beautiful!!!
The fish buttons are a perfect touch for a fisherman sweater.

Don'tcha just love Barbara Walker's volumes?

bambi
06-29-2010, 07:10 PM
That is a wonderful sweater!!!:inlove:

aprilbetty
06-29-2010, 09:17 PM
Beautiful!!!
The fish buttons are a perfect touch for a fisherman sweater.

Don'tcha just love Barbara Walker's volumes?
Thanks. I love the volume that I have. If I am not knitting something, I am practicing a new pattern. Do you have the other volumes? and are they worth buying?

Lana
06-30-2010, 04:24 AM
Thanks. I love the volume that I have. If I am not knitting something, I am practicing a new pattern. Do you have the other volumes? and are they worth buying?

I have her first and second volumes, bought when they were first published. I used volume 1 to keep the family in fisherman knits for years. That's were I learned how to calculate increases after the ribbing.
I'm just finishing up a pullover using the Gingerbread Castle on page 242 in Vol. 2.

I've never seen any of her subsequent volumes, but I can imagine they would also be wonderful.

If you love cables as I do, I bet you'd really enjoy VIKING PATTERNS FOR KNITTING by Elsebeth Lavold. I recently added that to my library.

aprilbetty
06-30-2010, 05:20 AM
I have her first and second volumes, bought when they were first published. I used volume 1 to keep the family in fisherman knits for years. That's were I learned how to calculate increases after the ribbing.
I'm just finishing up a pullover using the Gingerbread Castle on page 242 in Vol. 2.

I've never seen any of her subsequent volumes, but I can imagine they would also be wonderful.

If you love cables as I do, I bet you'd really enjoy VIKING PATTERNS FOR KNITTING by Elsebeth Lavold. I recently added that to my library.
I bought the book for the Gingerbread Castle pattern. I used it, and also the Enchanted Cottage pattern on an afghan for DGD, age 7.

Thanks for the suggestion of Lavold's book.

Slim
06-30-2010, 07:55 AM
Gorgeous sweater and a great design.

WandaT
06-30-2010, 09:17 AM
Gorgeous!!! you did a great job on the design and execution!!

aprilbetty
06-30-2010, 10:50 AM
Thanks, everybody. This sweater was so much fun to knit!

auburnchick
06-30-2010, 04:43 PM
Beautiful work!!! I am loving those cables!!!!