March 29, 2009

February in March

Pattern: February Lady Sweater, adapted from Elizabeth Zimmermann's February Baby Sweater by Pamela Wynne
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Blue Graphite

I believe this is the only pattern for which I will ever qualify as a size XS. It was rather thrilling. Both the original baby sized version of this pattern and Pamela's grown-up size are extremely popular, and for good reason. This style is great, the pattern repeat is easily memorized and it's top-down so you can make the body and sleeves as long as you like.

I had this one planned for months and what pushed me to start and finish it in the last 2 weeks was a knit-a-long for this pattern in the Malabrigo Junkies group on Ravelry. Malabrigo is wonderfully soft, though I know being a single-ply, lightly spun merino it will pill. The dark colour of this one noticably picks up lint/crumbs/ anything within 10' also, so I think I may make it again sometime in a smoother, more tightly spun yarn.


  1. oh my!! i really should stop checking your blog. knitting envy. i am waiting for ram wools to move downtown so i can go get some needles and wool for the shawl

    again, love it! colour and pattern.


  2. I love your confident stance - as if to say "I dare you to insult my sweater!"


  3. Yes, that is a cute sweater! I would totally wear it.

  4. It´s beautiful! Now I want one...