Friday, May 21, 2010

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Green Sweater

When I first heard about this sweater I knew I had to knit it. If you haven't read the article Channeling Elizabeth: Recreating a Family Heirloom by Sunday Holm in Twist Collective here it is. It tells the story of the reconstruction of the 50 year old sweater.

It was an interesting knit. The sweater contains phoney seams at the underarms, steeks, mitered shaping for neck and facings, underarm gussets, kangaroo pouch, deep dolman sleeves (more of a modified drop shoulder with a gusset), and gauntlet cuffs.

Pattern: Elizabeth Zimmermann's Green Sweater dissected and written by Sunday Holm
Purchased: Schoolhouse Press Pattern #13
Size: 36", 40", 44", 48" (I knit mine in size 42" but wished I'd knit it in size 40")
Needles: US #6 (4mm)
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca ~ Peat Mix (6277) 50% Alpaca 50% Wool
Pewter Clasps: Quantity 7 purchased from Schoolhouse Press
Started: 5-5-2010
Finished: 5-20-2010

Turn Sleeve Hem;Finishing (Sewed on pewter clasps)5-19-2010
Work Gauntlet Cuff
Knit Sleeves
Knit Neckline; Knit Neckline Facing

5-9-2010 & 5-10-2010
Start Neck Steek; Shape Neck Opening; Graft Shoulders (did 3-needle bind-off)5-8-2010
Start Sleeve Steeks 5-5-2010
Hem knit on one size smaller needles. Pattern called for Provisional Cast-on but I cast-on with Judy Becker's Magic Cast-on.
Did a knitted hem so I wouldn't have to sew down the them as part of finishing.


Laritza said...

You did a great job! Keep it up!

Nancy said...

Looks terrific! I knit it in the original yarn and I love it! I do not wear cardigans normally, but I love this one!