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My very own Lopi Sweater!

November 20, 2013

……and when I finally finished it (many many many years after starting it) my daughter has grown enough to fit in it!  How about that!  So, we are going to share this one, so far that has worked out fine, but I plan to make more…..one of these years.

When I picked this sweater up again, more like dug it out of my closet where I had stuffed it years before, I thought there was a lot more work to be done.   I was so happy when I realized that all that was left to do was sew the button borders to the opening……well, cutting up the middle first…….scary!  But I had already sewn up the front before I stuffed it away, I cannot for the life of me understand why I didn’t finish it back then.  Maybe I was too chicken to actually do the cutting?  I can’t remember but it has to be either that or I got too excited about knitting my kids lopi sweaters and then just forgot about mine.  Well, so I cut, I sewed the borders on, I finished the underarm holes and with my daughter’s help I picked out buttons and planted them in their place……then it was off to the park to get some pictures.

Since it’s been a while since I cast on for this one I cannot remember what size it is.  It’s rather big but I like it, and my daughter is very much into large (the bigger the better) sweaters these days so this one is perfect fer her.  When I make me another one I would want it smaller though, more fitted, just so that it would work better under a coat.  This one is too big to fit comfortably under anything.

My aunt gave me the yarn when she came to visit us for the first time here in NYC, I LOVE the color combination she chose.  That dark green is so wearable and earthy and so me.  Having my very own lopi sweater feels so special to me.  In the past I have knit quite a few of these, but never one that  I could wear.  As a young teen, I believe I was 13, I knit up the first lopi sweater.  It was for a little boy I used to babysit, I think it was his Christmas present from me that year.  If I remember right he was about two at the time so it wasn’t that big, it was in blue and white I think and not the button up kind.   I wish I had a picture of it!

Right now I have a hat on my needles, just finished knitting up one a couple of days ago, hopefully I’ll have some pictures to share in my next post.  Until then,

Knit Away!

12 Comments leave one →
  1. November 20, 2013 6:25 pm

    Too funny! Your daughter looks like she was born to wear that sweater though – maybe it was meant to be!

    • November 20, 2013 8:14 pm

      I think you are right! Funny how things end up working out sometimes :)

  2. November 20, 2013 8:50 pm

    Lopi – one of my favorite yarns!

    • November 20, 2013 10:27 pm

      It’s one of my favorites as well :)

  3. November 21, 2013 7:24 am

    Great sweater. I’m yet to tackle something like this.

    • November 21, 2013 9:56 am

      Thank you :) these really are not hard to do, if you’ve ever knit a sweater you can knit one of these

  4. November 21, 2013 2:21 pm

    Beautiful colours, and it looks great being a bit big on her.

    • November 21, 2013 9:51 pm

      She likes it big like that, it’s her thing now to wear extra large sweaters. She actually wore her fathers lopi sweater before I was done with this one and that one is HUGE!

  5. November 21, 2013 6:07 pm

    Beautiful. Both the sweater and the model!

  6. November 22, 2013 7:49 pm

    Oh my, that’s gorgeous and your daughter looks beautiful in it :)

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