Striped Sweater from Home Spun Yarn

This is a sweater I made from the uneven, bulky yarn I spun on a spinning wheel. Since the yarn was so bulky, the sweater was knit-up surprisingly fast. The pattern came from The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd.

This book is one of my favorites and yet it is much different than a typical pattern book. Instead of providing instructions for a sweater which can be made in a few sizes from a particular weight yarn, it gives general instructions for several different types of sweaters, and charts for making them in any size, with any weight yarn, and needles desired.

I like it for several reasons. First, if I stumble upon a yarn store and happen to purchase some without a project in mind, I can use this book to design my own project. Second, all four sweaters I have made using the guidelines in this book have fit. This has not always been the case with other sweaters. Lastly, I love the freedom it provides. It can have cables, a lacey edge, seed stitch or a fair isle trim and the pattern still works. It has been a joy to make sweaters from this book.

One Artsy Mama

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