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October 24, 2010

From Susan — Bringin’ Another One Back

Filed under: EZ Green Sweater — lv2knit @ 11:03 am

Sometimes you toss a project onto the heap that deserves to be there and sometimes you are hasty.   I think  I tossed my EZ Green Cardigan a little too soon.  A couple of my knitting peeps are taking a class and making this sweater.  I stumbled upon mine yesterday and thought, “Hmmm.  It’s not so bad.”  Can this sweater be saved??

I started this project so motivated and excited to be knitting this vintage homage to Elizabeth Zimmermann.  All I have left to do are the sleeves and the final finishing.  I think I’ll give it a go.  The sleeves are stockinette in the round — mindless TV knitting.

My Eala Bhan  is not forsaken!  I am past the armhole shaping and speeding along on the back.  “Speeding along” of course is a relative term!!

To Connie:  I think Yvonne is teaching the class at Amazing Threads.  I’m not taking he class, though — just revisiting the project!

To Nancy:  The “basting” thread you see is actually there to mark the foldline of the center front and the pick up line for sts around the armhole.  The sweater is knit in the round with steeks even though it is one color, so there are extra sts at the edges — when you knit flat you would just pick up sts with a one-stitch selvedge so a thread would not be needed.


  1. Good luck! Who is teaching the class?

    Comment by Connie — October 24, 2010 @ 11:37 am

  2. Yay for the Green Sweater! I made this sweater as well and nearly ran out of steam at about the same point you did. I persevered and finished the sleeves and in the end I’m very glad I did.

    One thing I noticed about the sleeves — if you follow the instructions in the pattern, the sleeves seem to become narrow very quickly. Like some others on Ravelry, I spaced the decreases further apart for a look that’s a bit more natural. The underarm gusset shaping is very nice.

    That yarn will wear like iron too. Good luck!

    Comment by Lisa — October 24, 2010 @ 11:38 am

  3. Your knitting is so beautifully perfect. You will love the ‘green sweater’.

    Comment by Brenda — October 24, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

  4. Mine is languishing in the same stage. Steeks are cut, just sleeves and finishing to go! I take comfort knowing I am not alone, but I am not ready to pick up and go yet. Please share your progress- it may be the motivation I need!

    Comment by Kim — October 24, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

  5. Susan,

    I am curious about the yarns of contrasting color. It looks as if you have done some basting. I am clueless about reasons for using basting with knit projects. Do tell!


    Comment by Nancy — October 24, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

  6. I’m so glad you revived the green sweater. I purchased the yarn and pattern for it when it was issued but haven’t started it yet. I’m interested in hearing if you recommend any modifications for it….

    Comment by Sue — October 25, 2010 @ 8:57 am

  7. So glad you brought this one out again! I think projects tend to look a little better (or,sometimes, a whole lot worse!) once they’ve steeped a while.

    Comment by Kym — October 25, 2010 @ 5:00 pm

  8. I’m glad to see this resurrected. It is definitely in my queue and it motivates me to see the nice job you are doing on yours.

    Comment by twinsetellen — October 25, 2010 @ 10:02 pm

  9. Yay! I had been wondering if this was “gone for good”. I know you will make the most beautiful EZ cardigan, and am eager to see how it turns out.

    Comment by Ali — October 26, 2010 @ 2:58 pm

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