Old Sweater #1 – The Reindeer Sweater

May 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.


One comment

  1. The classics always look good, even twenty years later. Off to check that book…

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