The Sweatshirt

Things are moving along pretty well with my “sweatshirt”. I’m just making a simple drop-sleeved pullover, matching the measurements of the first sweater I ever made (in about 1970).

Sweater recreation

I had originally thought that I might do some sort of texture pattern on the top part of the yoke, but I’ve decided to just go plain instead.

My old sweater was probably a bit more oversized on me when it was first made, since I was a pre-teen. But I like how it fits now, and I’ll only be making a few minor modifications. I think I’ll make it about an inch longer, and make the armholes about a half inch deeper.

I might get fancy with the stitching-together part, and do the i-cord seaming that Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen did on their Norwegian sweaters (though not in a contrasting yarn). It was hard to find a photo, but I think this shows it. Or I might do some garter ridges at the seams. I’ll worry about that when I get there.


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5 Responses to The Sweatshirt

  1. Chris says:

    That’s a pretty amazing knitting history you have. 🙂

  2. margene says:

    Love the idea and the yarn is a perfect! You could fancy up the sleeves…or not. Good luck to L today!!

  3. Kym says:

    To me, there is nothing quite like a cozy, knit sweat(er)shirt! Love it!

  4. Cookie says:

    I love it! Love the tape measure! Love that you have a sweatshirt that’s my age! *L*

  5. jill says:

    What Chris said. Whoa.

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