Thursday, February 02, 2006

The Sweater

What else is there to say? It was my first. I committed to making it over Christmas, and I guess I did the whole thing in less than two weeks, which would almost qualify it for the Knitting Olympics, (if you consider the holidays a world-class sport). It's done in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, so the whole thing cost me less than $30. It's super cozy, a little too big, but warm enough to fend off any chilly day. I wore it to go see Munich, and I felt very cozy. I found the pattern, "Reconfigured Raglan," in Interweave's subscriber archives.

And I worked through setting the timer on my digital camera to get this one. I carefully cropped it, as I have a "no showing of my face on the Internet" policy. I should have a "no showing of my knees in shorts in February" policy, too, but then you'd miss the sleeves. (This one's for you, Mom & Dad!) :)


Kim said...

Hey Jen, it looks great!

Kim Werker said...

Hi Jen! Are you the Jen that left a comment on the Team Hooker blog? If so, please let me know your email address and I'll add you to the blog. Whee!

Kim (at

Jen said...

Yes, Kim, it's me!

Jill said...


I was trying to find out if anyone had made the Reconfigured Raglan from a knitpicks yarn and found your site. Your sweater is lovely! I'm wondering if you could tell me a few stats, like if you doubled the yarn, what size needle you used, etc. (if you remember!). Thanks much.

Jen said...

Hi, Jill,

Yes, I worked the yarn double; it's a large needle, so you'll definitely want to.

I can't remember, but I think I used size 15 needles. It went very quickly; a great first sweater project for me!

My only complaint: even the small size was a little bit for me. It's roomy, that's for sure!

Jill said...

Thanks so much for the info, Jen!
I'm excited to get started on one of my own.