Having knitted socks for each member of the family last year, I'm trying to knit sweaters this year. I'm particularly pleased with this one. I knitted the body and sleeves in the round on the machine, then joined them on a circular needle and knitted the yoke by hand. Finally I did the ribbing by hand (I tried starting the tubes with machine ribbing but couldn't get the weights to hang on properly, so just started the tubes on waste yarn)
I used Yeoman sport merino wool on my KM380. It was lovely and soft to knit by hand. I wasted some time by knitting the sleeves too short initially, so I had to hand knit each sleeve for about 4 inches more before doing the ribbing.
Really well done, I can't see where the machine ends and you begin! While reading your post without noticing the category, I started calculating time in my head, sweaters for each... tick-tock, better get a move on! This is a great method and won't take quite as long
One of my ambitions with my machine, to make tubes to finish with crochet and so join my two enjoyments. Thanks for real inspiration!!
What a lovely jumper, love the colours. Like the idea of using the knitting machine for the boring bit of plain knitting.
Congratulations!!! your sweater is beautiful and you have used a method I love, MK for the simple parts, leaving the complex color work for hand knitting...that's the fun part and you can get to it so much faster. I don't use my ribber, so when making this style (don't we love Elizabeth Zimmerman for inventing this a few decades ago?) I just use the machine, knit all the pcs flat, seam them and then begin the pretty work, having created my 'tubes' from 2 pcs.....I know, it defeats the purpose of the 'no seam' construction, but it is so fast that I don't mind. Your sweater is lovely!!!
What a pretty sweater. this winter I'm spending quality time with my ribber to try to produce something this pretty.
That's a lovely sweater. And you know you've achieved knitting perfection when you can't tell the machine knitting from your own hand knitting.
Very nice indeed!
I also plan to attempt knitting the body of a sweater on the machine and hand knitting the yoke - going to try an Ella Gordon pattern (see Ravelry). Wish me luck!
Great job on your sweater, it looks perfect!
Absolutely stunning. Well done.
Beautiful, one day I will get myself a ribber!
Great sweater! I recall seeing sweater kits with the fairisle tops already knitted and enough plain yarn left to finish the sweater.