There is something about merino superwash wool that makes my heart flutter. That fluttering is probably the reason I start more projects than I can finish (witness Tiny Tea Leaves, which took eight months.) As soon as I walk into our local knitting shop, I’m done for.

But slow knitter or not, I love Cascade’s super wash heathers (purple and turquoise make me swoon). I began knitting the February Lady Sweater (modelled after Elizabeth Zimmerman’s February Sweater by Pamela Wynne) for myself. After getting more than half way and realizing the sweater was just too small, I lost some steam (half a year’s worth). How nice, then, that February is here again and my ten-year old is the just the right size for this sweater honouring the month of love. Both of us are pleased: she because she has something homemade that feels “leafy,” and me, because it will fit her for several years.

And of course, there is always her younger sister after that.

February, welcome back. We missed you.

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9 Responses to February Sweater

  1. What a gorgeous teal/green colour. Your daughter is a lucky girl to get such a beautiful sweater

  2. Janet R says:

    Beautiful work! Can you link me to the pattern? And what incredible buttons!
    You’re awesome!

  3. admin says:

    Thank you very much! The free pattern is on Ravelry (I’ve now included a hyperlink above). There are some lovely examples of different colors on there as well. And I do love a good wooden button, (these were purchased locally). Now to make one for myself (next year perhaps?).

  4. sam lamb says:

    great photographs – the yarn colour is really beautiful!

  5. Valerie says:

    Yep, it was the colour of the sweater that made me click your link, its just beautiful (and I agree, the buttons are amazing).
    Have a great week.

  6. admin says:

    It’s hard to show in a photograph, but the yarn is a “heather” with flecks of darker blue and yellow mixed in with the overall turquoise. I believe it was Cascade’s #859.

  7. Christina says:

    That is wonderful to have it all work out in the end. Such a beautiful sweater it would be a shame for all that knitting to go to waste.

  8. Tonya says:

    What a gorgeous sweater and beautiful buttons.

  9. christy says:

    yay you!!!
    i am drooling and thinking (once again) that I really must learn how to knit!!

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