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"Incredible" sweater

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The sweater, at my mom's barn

Created in this Craftsy Course

Custom Yoke Sweater taught by Amy Detjen

Join Amy Detjen from Vogue Knitting and learn dozens of useful knitting tips as you create a custom-fit sweater with stranded colorwork.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Worsted (10 ply)
Sizing Men
Style Casual, Hipster, Traditional
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What needles did you use? US 7 / 4.5 mm / UK 7

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What materials did you use? Plymouth Tweed color 5306 for the brown. Lamb's Pride Golden Mushroom and Aran for the yoke.

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What are you most proud of? I'm so proud of the fact that I actually got it to fit fairly well. And, I guess I love that the Icelandic pattern looks so good.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the videos here all the way through once, then watch again just before you attempt a specific new skill.

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My title for the project is from my son's facebook post about the sweater-- he called it "incredible" and he's not given to raving much about things. Amy, very literally, I could not have figured this out without this class. My son asked me to make him an Icelandic style sweater back about September. I wanted to do it, but had never done one before, so I didn't know where to start. We found one that he liked on Ravelry called Modern Icelandic Wool Sweater ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/modern-icelandic-sweater-1 ) from Knitting in the Old Way. When I got the book, I found out that it basically just said to knit a sweater and stick that yoke design in. I found this class by google, and it was perfect. I used the EPS sweater pattern, as a guide along with your pattern, and watched the videos. Had to rip out the brown halfway through because it was getting too big, but it was totally worth it. I could not have figured it out without the videos as guides.

02/01/2014 Flag

A very nice sweater. And how rewarding, that your son liked your sweater and mentioned it on his facebook. That means a lot!

02/03/2014 Flag

Thank you for sharing. Seems like this project and this class aided you in adding to your knitting skills. I really like how you used this class and Amy's teaching as a step ladder for your own decided destination. Very creative of you and Amy and Craftsy should be proud in how you used their provided tool. So i am amazed at your completed sweater, your design elements and implementation, and your use of the information in the class. Excellent and Awesome!

08/16/2014 Flag

Sa-weet! Nice photo too with the background color. None too shabby in the handsome son department either.

09/25/2014 Flag

Beautiful! Looks like you got the fit just right... I love the pattern on the yoke!

12/24/2014 Flag