Back in the middle of August I was inspired by Contemplating Change's beautiful Icelandic sweater she was knitting. Isn't it beautiful? I can't wait to see the finished garment.
Well, I decided that I needed to make one of my own. So I dug out Elizabeth Zimmermann's wonderful book, "The Opinionated Knitter" and looked up the recipe for her Icelandic Sweater.
Next I went to KnitPicks (remember I was still on home rest so I couldn't go out) and found the perfect yarn! Andes del Campo It turned out to be absolutely perfect for the project and fantastic yarn.
It knit up quickly! And soon I was at the dreaded steek - but I whipped through that.
Button bands were quickly knitted up ....
...and buttons chosen.
Ah, satisfaction! Don't you love it when you are inspired by something and it turns out just as you hoped? Now, I'm awaiting cooler weather before I can wear my lovely sweater.
What have you been inspired by lately?
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