Monday, August 13, 2007

Elizabeth Zimmerman jacket

This kid sweater design is from Elizabeth Zimmerman's "Opinionated Knitter" book. She is one of the knitting greats, coming up with neat ideas, and encouraging each knitter to be creative and not be a slave to a pattern.

To make this sweater you knit the piece of flat knitting that has some increases and decreases in it (top picture). Then you fold it together, sew/knit the top seam, put on a few buttons, and "voila", you have a sweater.