As many of you noticed earlier this week, I have a sweater pattern in the Winter 2008 issue of Interweave Knits, the Dainty Pinstripes Pullover. This has been such a surreal, exciting experience that I had an “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude about the whole thing, and I didn’t really tell people about it. Well here it is!
Here I am taking a page from the Kate Gilbert playbook:
I’m delighted with the photo spread, particularly because some of the photos are next to a marble fireplace, similar to mine, my favorite feature of my house and next to which I knit a lot of the sweater. I’m particularly excited that the photo in the lower left of the magazine page above shows the back detail, because it’s my favorite part:
It’s less obvious from the photos what’s happening in front. There are increases there too, arranged to look like princess seams:
The whole thing is knit in the round, with raglan decreases sporting one pinstripe each:
That picture should also give you an idea of how the pinstripes are created.
On election day I started my very own in pink and purple, but I haven’t worked on it since. I didn’t want to jinx anything, and I have Christmas knitting to work on! I am so excited to be able to show you the version I’m knitting for myself as it takes shape. While this has been a very exciting experience, it was a very lonely one. I knit the whole sweater in three weeks, which kind of killed my knitting mojo (and the blog) for awhile. But I’m back! And now that the sweater is public, I have renewed enthusiasm for knitting, blogging, and designing.