Monday, October 10, 2005
Every Duke needs a dashing ensemble to wear to court for special occasions, and only the best will do for my Duke! In the land of Yarnnation that means ALPACA!!!
The Duke's sweater is named for him. It is a raglan knit in Rowan's Polar. I shed a tear when I learned that Polar was being discontinued, and knew that I must create a very special something in honor of this fantastic yarn. Zucchini, the brilliant green color spoke to me and said "I was meant to be something special and be worn by someone special." Well, The Duke is the person most special to me (and besides, he looks really sexy in this color!)
The pattern is from The Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd. This book has the distinction of being the official sweater book of Yarnnation. It has a very special place in the royal knitting library (right next to my couch where I can always reach it!) I followed the pullover raglan pattern up to the armpits and then switched to the cardigan pattern. The zipper was, well, interesting. It is the first zipper I have ever put in and I think it turned out great.
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