Aran Sweater Sampler (2007)
|Pattern: Janet Szabo, baby sweater/sampler from her Aran Sweater Design course notes
Yarn: Riverview Farm wool
Method: Hand knit
Completed: July 9, 2007.The sweater measures 11 inches wide by 11 inches long.
Don’t let the chair fool you — it’s a child’s chair, too! This is an Aran sweater exercise from Janet Szabo’s “Aran Sweater Design” course notes. I took the course at the very beginning of May this year, and started this sweater project there. Finally wrapped it up, two months later! It was interesting and instructive. Knit from the top down, you start by making the shoulder straps, then knit the front & back down from picked up stitches along the sides of those. When the front & back are long enough for the arm holes, you join them and knit the body in the round. The sleeves are made by picking up stitches along the front & back armhole openings, and picking up and continuing the shoulder straps’ live stitches. One might do that on 4 DPNs, but I used 2 circs, because that’s what I had with me, in this vacation setting 🙂 .
I elected not to do a ribbed collar, as the neckhole was already small enough that I was concerned it would not fit over a child’s head. Instead — a single row of single crochet finishes the neckline.