Archive for November, 2008

Pressure nets pretty things

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Back when my father-in-law had his lung cancer surgery, my mother-in-law saw me knitting the shawl from the prior post for my mom.  I was knitting pretty furiously to calm my nerves.  She gently reminded me that I had never made her a garment to wear and she’d love something.

I spent some time asking her exactly what she wanted and she described in detail a particular sweater; tunic, no cuffs, no high neck, no wool, and some lace.  I found a pattern that night and a nice cotton yarn from Elann.com.  When we went to see his dad a few days later I took the pattern and color chart and she picked out a really nice cranberry yarn.  This was a wonderful followup to the shawl since it was done with much larger needles, thicker yarn, and a pattern that didn’t drive me a little batty :)

I think this is one of the nicest sweaters I’ve made.  I’m very pleased with the results.

Mom Chaffins Sweater

Mom Chaffins' Sweater