When the Knitty First Fall edition came out, I fell in love with the pattern Iced.
I had an upcoming interview for the podcast planned with Marr Haven Wool Farm and I thought their wool would be perfect for this sweater. I was so right!
I started it right a way.
When I was knitting the sides, I changed to an A-line design from the waist shaping it called for.
Also I changed to a zip closure instead of the buttons, which would look funny on my round tummy.
I crocheted the two fronts together with waste yarn,
Laid the zipper on to position
Pinned the zipper in, then undid the crochet so make sure the zipper did not catch on anything.
I then hand sewed the zipper in with a straight stitch along the zipper part and a whip stitch on the outer edge of the zipper ribbon.
I am very happy with how the sweater came out!!
I will be wearing at at Rhinebeck (NY Sheep and wool Festival). Look for me, I am a bingo square!!
Also, there is a podcaster meet up on Sunday of the Festival. Noon on the grassy knoll above #13 on the map. Hope to see you there!!