Well it’s been about two months, but I’ve finally finished my first sweater! And I think it turned out really nice! I use green Lopi wool (took about 11 skeins) and the zipper is brass that my sister sewed in for me. I used a free Ravelry pattern that is called Tunisian Rib Stitch Zip Front Cardigan by Treva McCain. You can download it here for free. However, I only used the basic shapes and sizes from the pattern and made the collar larger to fit the zipper I bought online which was 34 inches. I also used a size K tunisian crochet hook. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!
The above picture is lining up the zipper with pins before it gets sewn in.
Karen has a Bernina Limited. It’s the fanciest sewing machine I’ve ever seen.
we picked out the green thread on the left.
This is a photo before the zipper got put in. I was trying to see how much more border I needed to add.
This photo is right after I finished putting the arms and panels together. I used a single crochet stitch all around with the same yarn.
This was a photo of just the back panel and one of the front panels completed.
I used my Icelandic Lopi sweater as a size guide to make sure it was going to look ok.
wow, that’s great! a big project but well worth all the effort as it looks great!
Thanks so much!