This sweater was finished a few weeks ago but I hadn't had the chance to upload the pictures yet (You know, internet issues and all – which, by the way, seem to be solved. Apparently if you live in a house built in 1930 you need to update the wiring in order to support 2015 technology).
But let's forget about modern technology for now and talk about old-fashioned knitting techniques. Yes, that sounds good. Have you seen Kate Davies' newest book Yokes? I want to make everything in it. Because, you know, one can never have too many shetland knits. Also, I may have a little bit of an addiction to traditional colourwork knitting.
As is the traditional fair-isle style I knit the sweater in the round –
And when it was all done, added a crochet reinforcement –
Then cut straight up the front with a nice sharp pair of scissors –
And, finally, picked up stitches on either side to knit a button band.
I also added grosgrain ribbon to both sides (I like the stability it adds to knitwear, plus it just neatens everything up).
And that's sweater Number One knit from my long list of I-must-knit-all-the-shetland-sweaters. So much knitting, so little time. If only I didn't have things like laundry and vacuuming the house...
(Ravelry notes here)