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Knitting My First Sweater

Knitting My First Sweater

On this week’s episode of Taking Back Friday, I’m taking a trip down memory lane and sharing the sweaters that I’ve knit over the past three decades (gulp) all the way back to my very first sweater. Some were good, some were not so good, but I learned something from each and every one of them.

I’ll try to provide a few details about each sweater, looking at the grid of sweaters pictured, from top to bottom, left to right:

  • 1989: My first sweater knit from lilac purple acrylic yarn. I used a pattern in The Usborne Book of Sewing & Knitting: Making Clothes — From Start to Finish (the 1986 edition).
  • 2004: pistachio green Rowan Big Wool sweater using the Zara pattern designed by Kim Hargreaves
  • 2004: Rowan Ribbon Twist sweater using the Willow pattern designed by Kim Hargreaves
  • 2004: Cheesylove sweater designed by Kate Wisson, knit in Patons Classic Wool
  • 2005: Highgate sweater in Jaeger Luxury Tweed
  • 2005: Electra vest designed by Louisa Harding for Rowan in Rowan Felted Tweed
  • 2006: Hourglass Sweater designed by Joelle Hoverson of Purl, knit in Noro Cash Iroha
  • 2009: Whisper cardigan designed by Hannah Fetig, knit in SweetGeorgia Silk Lamb Lace (in Tourmaline)
  • 2013: Grace cardigan designed by Jane Richmond, knit in SweetGeorgia BFL Sock (in Oxblood)
  • 2018: Arboreal sweater designed by Jennifer Steingass of Knit.Love.Wool, knit in SweetGeorgia Mohair Silk DK (in Lupine) and CashLuxe Spark (in Magician)
  • 2018: Zweig sweater designed by Caitlin Hunter, knit in SweetGeorgia Bulletproof Sock (in Lollipop and Bubble Wand)
  • 2019: Navelli sweater designed by Caitlin Hunter, knit in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (in Deep Cove, Auburn, Fauna).
  • 2020: Sailing sweater designed by Beckie Paul, knit in SweetGeorgia Mohair Silk DK (in Arbutus)
  • 2020: Throwback cardigan designed by Andrea Mowry, knit in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted (Trinket, Watershed, Sea Grass, Afternoon Nap colourways… you can find the colour set “Wonder Years” here).
  • 2020: Chauncey sweater designed by Isabell Kramer, knit in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (in Marine) plus a SweetGeorgia Party of Five (in Gemstone)

Whether you’re knitting your first ever sweater or your 57th sweater, we hope our new “Knit Your First Sweater” course will be helpful. Tabetha talks you through all the steps to knit your first sweater and will be with you every step of the way!



About Felicia Lo

founder + creative director of SweetGeorgia // designer + dreamer // wife + mama // dyer, knitter, spinner, weaver, youtuber + author // been writing this blog about colour and craft since 2004 // see what I am making @lomeetsloom and @sweetgeorgia.

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  1. Ruth says:

    That Chauncey sweater!!

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