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Aug 10, 2017 06:37:28   #
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.

Aug 10, 2017 06:45:52   #
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!!
Aug 10, 2017 06:47:57   #
What a lovely jumper, love the colours. Like the idea of using the knitting machine for the boring bit of plain knitting.
Aug 10, 2017 07:40:53   #
iluvcabernet (a regular here)
Beautiful work!
Aug 10, 2017 07:47:51   #
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!!!
Aug 10, 2017 08:01:57   #
What a pretty sweater. this winter I'm spending quality time with my ribber to try to produce something this pretty.
Aug 10, 2017 08:41:11   #
Two patterns just posted, free today, that might suit your project....
Aug 10, 2017 09:08:46   #
susieknitter (a regular here)
Very nice.
Aug 10, 2017 10:28:28   #
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.
Aug 11, 2017 09:05:10   #
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!
Aug 11, 2017 12:30:03   #
jeannie2954 (a regular here)
Great job on your sweater, it looks perfect!
Aug 11, 2017 19:40:42   #
Absolutely stunning. Well done.
Aug 11, 2017 23:30:54   #
Beautiful, one day I will get myself a ribber!
Aug 14, 2017 05:02:15   #
knitteerli (a regular here)
Great sweater! I recall seeing sweater kits with the fairisle tops already knitted and enough plain yarn left to finish the sweater.
Aug 14, 2017 14:32:52   #
Great job! Well done!
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