My sheep to sweater project is complete.
And there’s still snow on the ground.
Here are some photos of Drusilla, my trusty knit-wear assistant, modeling my new sweater.
Pattern: Greenwood Pullover by Ann-Marie Jackson
Fiber: Texel wool, undyed.
Fiber prep: Hand-washed, flicked (some of it), and hand-carded.
Spinning: Hand-spun supported long-draw (mostly). Two-ply. No idea about twists per inch, etc… I think there are “enough” and I guess I’ll leave it at that.
I started with 1,480 yards of mostly-worsted weight yarn. I probably used about 1,100 yards for the sweater. The rest is leftovers (which will make a great hat) or was used in swatching.
This sweater is very light-weight and remarkably non-scratchy. I wore it while doing errands this morning. I wanted to show off my sweater to everyone I met: “See this awesome sweater? This used to be a fleece until two months ago when I spun it, then knitted it. I am a fiber goddess.”
This sheep to sweater process was so rewarding. I’m going to do it again and again.
I am astonished. What an amazing project you knitted from sheep to sweater. I have sent fleece to be processed but never imagined processing it myself. You are grand!!!
Stunning! I love your sweater and what a wonderful accomplishment 🙂
Absolutely beautiful!! Wonderful achievement.
What a seasonally versatile top. It’s terrific.
Oh my gosh!!! It’s amazing!!! The yarn is simply gorgeous and you chose the perfect pattern! Yeah!!!!
It came out so beautiful, and what a perfect weight for spring!
Awesome! It is going to get better and better the more you wear it too – I can just see it!
Not only is it a beautiful sweater (no matter where the yarn came from) but you have also actually done the spinning yourself. I am so impressed. I am sure this one will stay with you forever, until it falls apart.
It is absolutely gorgeous!!
My goodness you’re fast! It turned out beautifully; congrats!
This is so excellent! Congratulations on embracing process and totally killing it. I can’t wait to see more of this.
It is so beautiful! And it’s the only one like it in the world 😀
I love the stitch. Great work. 🙂
It is beautiful.
Your sweater is fantastic, what a satisfying feeling to have processed and spun it all too. You’re inspiring me to get back at my spinning.
I hope so. Knitting from your own handspun is so much more rewarding. Hard to explain exactly why.
Incredible job! It looks wonderful. 🙂
Thanks. It was so much fun to knit with my own handspun.
It looks beautiful. Do we get to see you modelling it? I’m in awe, seriously. I mean, knitting is a great skill, but the fact that you did the entire process from sheep to jumper is just so impressive. So what’s next?????????
Beautiful! Excellent! Inspiring!