Thursday, January 13, 2011

Early Bird update

Hopefully I'll have time later today to talk about altering Tom's sweater, but in the meantime I wanted to show you my latest project.

I'm thrilled to be working finally on my Early Bird Special Cardigan. Based on an unpublished stitch pattern designed by Kathy Zimmerman, this sweater features a brand new, absolutely gorgeous alpaca/merino blend soon to be released by Kraemer Yarns. I bought the first 12 skeins ever sold! I started working on the pattern last fall but got waylaid by my boyfriend's Christmas present sweater. I went back to see Kathy a week or two ago and finalized the pattern. Now I'm working on the first sleeve. Isn't it beautiful? And of course sleepy Moosie is, too. :-)


  1. Gorgeous!
    I imagine a lifeline is required?
    I find the most difficult part of cables is getting the decreases right in pattern. Looks like you conquered that.

  2. seriously, no lifeline required. It's a pretty simple pattern once you get the hang of it. I really, really LOVE it. It's going to be special, i'm telling you, Teresa...

  3. OMG! How beautiful!!!
    That's a wonderful pattern!
    And you say it's SIMPLE???
    Well, it looks very complicated and impressive.
    Whoo-hoo! You're on your way to one to-die-for sweater!

  4. Hey Pat, yes, it's easy once you get the hang of it. Thanks for the kind words... I'm really excited about this one. What are you knitting now? Hope you're continuing on something!

  5. Julie, it is beautiful. I love the Irish knits and Fair Isle is my favorite. You're right, once you get the hang of it is goes really fast. Great job = can't wait to see it finished

  6. Thanks, Doris! I just discovered your blog and that you are also a Marylander (maybe I knew this before but I didn't remember). My goodness, I love those rugs! I would love to learn to do that someday. I've always loved hooked rugs. Keep up your good work and I'll start snooping around your blog. :-)