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It’s done! In fact, it’s been done for a week but the weather has been too hot and muggy to take pictures. It’s hot and muggy today, too, but R. was persuaded to put on the sweater with the promise of an ice cream as a bribe.

I started this sweater last September, and the only excuse I have for it taking this long is that I got bored by the long stretches of stockinette, and put it away in a dark place for the best part of a year. R.’s ridiculously long limbs have made me despair of socks and sleeves, so my knitting output for him has so far been limited to hats and scarves.

Well, this sweater marks the end of that deprivation! I think he likes it…

Ice Cream

  • Pattern: ‘Seamless Hybrid Sweater’ by Elizabeth Zimmermann, from Knitting Without Tears.
  • Yarn: Rowanspun DK in ‘Punch’ (6 skeins), and Rowan Harris 4ply in ‘Herring’ (1 ball for hem and cuffs).
  • Needles: 3.25mm and 4mm circular.
  • Modifications: All kinds, given the brevity of the pattern! I mixed and matched the measurements to suit R.’s long and thin shape. I added a 2×2 rib collar instead of the bulkier suggestions in KwoT. I also messed up the maths at several points, but followed E.Z.’s advice to “fudge this away somewhere.” Blocking works wonders with this sweater!

Ice Cream