FO: Michelle Sweater

Project – Michelle’s Pullover
Pattern Book – Top Down Classics #500860
Yarn – Patons Shetland Chunky
Blogger – YoElizbo

Finally rescued my Michelle sweater from my Mom's house and sat down and got knitting. When I got the body done, I tried it on, and discovered that I loved it--and had a radical thought--not knit the sleeves long, but do them short so I could wear it through more than just the fall and winter months.

And here is where a top down sweater is so wonderful. You can get the body done and consider it step by step how you want to do the sleeves. So I knit a bit, and tried it on, and knit a bit more, and tried it on. But after all, the long sleeves won out:

What I love about this sweater is that I can wear it over a t-shirt or a tank or a long sleeve shirt and it is perfect weight for all kinds of weather. And the lace lets another color pop out a bit. Fun!

So there it is, my finished Michelle--which has quickly become my go to pullover. I'm still contemplating one for spring in another color--and this time with short sleeves or maybe just caps.



Love the jumper you have done a great job.

You make it sound so simple. I've been thinking about making a front edging or button holes to deal with. Now I'll look for a top-down pattern. Perhaps this one.