Sunday, June 05, 2011

The Super Birthday Sweater

I can't begin to tell you how much I love this Super Birthday Sweater from Blue Alvarez! It's the first top down pattern that I've seen that divides the neck edge cast on stitches into quarters as apposed to thirds ... it kinda put me off making it for a while, thinking that it might sit funny when it was on, but I've gotta say that it's totally awesome :) Fits great, sits great, was as easy as, and best of all .. I followed the pattern without changing anything ;D (well, other than omitting the middle stripe!) ... oh, and it's a freebie :)
I used 9 balls of Moda Vera Shiver from Spotlight, (some of which I frogged from a previous sweater) and size 7mm needles. It was really fast to make, beautifully written, and has inspired me to try more top downs with the quarter divisions ... love it :)

6 comments:

Nai said...

You have done a fabulous job you make me want to try this.

Joanne said...

Looks great- I can see why you like it.

K Blue said...

Ooooh, I love everything about this sweater. It looks amazing. I feel inspired.

Georgina Kemp said...

Did you use circular needles? It's not clear from the pattern. It says to join the first cast on row, does this indicate that the sweater should be done on circular needles?

Georgina Kemp said...

Hi, this sweater looks great, but it's not clear from the design as to whether this is done on circular needles or not. Is anyone able to confirm whether it is or not?
many thanks

Linda said...

Yes Georgina, it's made on circular needles, seamless from the top down :)