Old Sweater #1 – The Reindeer SweaterMay 25, 2011
When I started knitting about 22 years ago, I knitted a lot of things for my first son but I also knitted a lot of sweaters for me, something that I don’t do anymore. I don’t knit hardly any garments, just mittens, scarves, hats and socks. When I look back at some of the old sweaters I used to knit, I really still like them. I’m going to do a series of posts documenting some of these old sweaters.
The first one is a Reindeer Sweater that is knitted in wool. The pattern is from an old book I bought 22 years ago called “Picture Knits” by Lory Cosgrove. It’s such a nice book. The patterns have adult size versions and kid versions. There’s a lot of old vintage type patterns.
All these patterns are knitted flat, which I wouldn’t like much now because I pretty much knit everything in the round. In fact, I can’t believe I knitted all these sweaters flat, on straight needles. Egad. All that color stranding purlwise! I wouldn’t do that now, I can tell you.