This applies to the knitwear, too. I have hung on to nearly all my hand knit sweaters. In the past I could justify this as many were class samples. But, now that I am focusing my teaching on larger events and not my local yarn shop, the samples can go. But, before they make their way out, I thought I would memorialize them here, as all of them are pre-Ravelry. (Or at least before I started logging my projects there.)
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Knitter's Magazine #84
Today, the sweaters.
This first sweater has sentimental value, as it was my first published design in Knitter's Magazine. To celebrate, I worked my own version in Cascade 220. I think I wore it twice. The fit was good, but I just do not care for worsted weight sweaters. It also no longer fits, so it is easy to let it go.
This next sweater is a class sample. It's the Faith Jacket from Sally Melville from The Knitting Experience: Book 3. This is a great design for beginner knitters with lots of skill-building opportunity. Unfortunately, it's another worsted weight yarn (a thick-and-thin spun Malabrigo) It is also very over-sized and lacking good drape. So, out it goes.
Next on the hit list is a real oldie. This is a Rowan Denim cardi to which I made significant alterations. Can't remember what they were, but I know I did. This is the sweater I would be most like to be wearing - of only it fit. (Here's a hint - any sweater photographed on the gray mannequin no longer fits. My body is now plus-sized mannequin, for sure.)
This little rib warmer was a popular pattern at Knitche. Several of us knit it. Can't remember the name of the pattern, but I think the yarn is Blue Sky Alpacas Sportweight.