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!
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I’m wearing: Navelli sweater designed by Caitlin Hunter. I knit my version in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock (Deep Cove, Auburn and Fawn colourways). If you’re interested in knitting your own Navelli tee, we also have yarn sets for it!
- what I’m knitting: Chauncey designed by Isabell Kraemer — I’m knitting this in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Marine + a Party of Five mini-skein set in Gemstone.
- want to learn stranded colourwork knitting for Chauncey? We’ve got a course for that! Please check out Modern Colourwork Knitting on the School of SweetGeorgia for our workshop on learning how to knit stranded colourwork. The course is available to members with an All-Access membership.
- what we’re talking about today: Knit Your First Sweater course on the School of SweetGeorgia and the Flannery sweater pattern discussed in the course, designed by Tabetha Hedrick. The Flannery sweater was knit in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Lilac.