Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The EPS Seamless Saddle Shouldered Sweater.

So, here is the project I have been promising to share.
It's Elizabeth Zimmerman's Seamless Saddle Shouldered Sweater using the EPS (Elizabeth Percentage system). I'm knitting it with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted, and using my own handspun for accents.
I was hoping two weeks would be enough time to finish it, but there have been a few days that I have been too busy to even knit a stitch!
Right now I am just about to start the shoulder decreases. The cuffs are done in linen stitch, but I may switch to ribbing for the neck, as linen stitch may be too stiff. I'll decide when I get there.
Right now I fear that the sweater body isn't going to be nearly long enough, but if I remember correctly from the similarly constructed Cobblestone pullover I had the same fear, and it worked out just fine.


Lil Knitter said...

That is looking good already. I love the handspun you used for accent. That is a gorgeous color. They go well together. I hope it works out in the length. If it's a little short..just wear a t-shirt underneath.

Unknown said...

Wow, you are amazing. Going to school, and knitting a sweater! Looks good so far. I love the green accents. Must be lovely in real life.
Couldn't you add some rows to the bottom if it's too short? But I think you'll be fine.

Joansie said...

It looks very nice, Brian. I've yet to find time to figure out EZ's percentage system and I must look up how the linen stitch is done.

Maureen said...

Sweater is really amazing! I am firming up my plans for Rhinebeck! I will keep you posted! What fun!

LDSVenus said...

That is a very nice sweater, what book of Elizabeth Zimmerman's is it in? My son is asking me to knit him a sweater out of worsted weight that has no ribbing whatsoever. He showed me a picture (just a set in sleeve pull over), so I will have to see if I can find a pattern that looks similar. I can add the very large cable on the front that he wants, on my own, but the basic sweater design, I have never done on my own. Your's looks great. I'll look forward to the finished sweater.