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September 08, 2014


Susan Hill

Love the Modern Wrapper and intend to knit it. I only knitted scarves, socks, cowls and afghans until I retired and moved to the bay area and close to my grandson (12 year-old). My first sweater was for him and it was a smashing success. He was so excited and loved it and I enjoyed it very much - even the seaming and blocking.

I don't consider myself an experienced sweater knitter but I have finished a second one for him and now all I want to do is knit sweaters and also vests. Enjoy. You may have a new addiction.

Cynthia Hall

Really? 4 skeins of Pashmina? I could do that! Hmm, now I'm thinking......


I'm surprised you haven't knit any sweaters for your boys. Little sweaters are quick to knit and a good way to learn sweater-knitting techniques. Good luck with yours - I love that color!

Leslie Fehr

The first two sweaters that I ever knit were guided by my Grandmother and I didn't like the "block to required measurements and sew together" final step. Did not make any more sweaters for 20 years. Then, I got a chance to live in Iceland(courtesy of the Navy sending the whole family) and learned the Icelandic method and my whole attitude changed! Move forward quite a few more years and the "top-down" patterns started arriving - now, I'm really loving the sweater making! Making vests for little boys is fun and easy - knit a large tube from bottom up to where it divides for the arms - knit the front and back sections - seam the shoulders. Then pick up and knit the ribbing around the neckline and around the arm openings - I used to be able to made one in 4 evenings.


I too am surprised that you haven't knit sweaters for your boys. When I was your age with 2 little girls, I knit only sweaters & dresses & the occasional afghan. And I also knit a sweater for my then husband. But, since I discovered sick knitting, I greatly prefer knitting small items. Knitting 3 Wonderful Wallabies in 3 months almost did me in (even though kid sized)! I love knitting hats, socks, mittens. I'm thinking of giving vests a try. They are so versatile & useful - especially in the Pacific Northwest where my grands now live b

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