Lopi Tunisian Simple Stitch Sweater

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.

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