If you want something done then do it yourself, right? Yesterday afternoon I was home, the sweater was dry and the sun was shining. I had everything I needed except a photographer. I decided it was as good a time as any to try using my new remote. So I set up the tripod in the fiber room and I took some photos of me wearing my newly finished Twist sweater.
It took a while to get the settings right. There were a lot of pictures with my head cut off. And more than a few that weren’t very flattering. But I managed to be happy with a handful.
The pattern is from Bonne Marie and I fell in love with Caro’s last year at SPA. I had this brown Peace Fleece in the stash and decided it would be perfect for a tweedy and very warm cabled sweater for myself. Remember when I was afraid of cables? Now I laugh in the fast of cables! Ha! Cables!!
I cast on last April and got the back and one of the fronts finished before the weather turned so warm that a hot sweater in my lap was unbearable. I picked it up again at the beginning of September. My goal was to have it finished by my birthday and I did. In fact, I finished it on my birthday while knitting at the beach. A perfect ending to the knitting of the first sweater I’ve knit for myself that I truly love.
I knit the size 42 and it’s a little big but that’s just how I wanted it. I also made it about an inch and a half longer than the pattern called for and the length is just right. Well, except for the length of the sleeves as they are a bit long. But that does make it very cozy and I can always fold up the cuffs if they get in the way.
And here’s something really funny – all those cables and all that knitting and shaping and the thing I love most is the collar. That simple twisted rib pattern is such a great finishing touch to this sweater.
I love it and I plan on getting a lot of wear out of it – starting at Rhinebeck!