(Pardon the bleary morning expression…)

Et le-voila, c’est fini…

Pattern: Everything But the Kitchen Sink sweater, from the book Yarnplay, by Lisa Shobhana Mason. In true ‘kitchen sink’ fashion, the body and each sleeve are different. My only modifications were to add an inch of ribbing and another inch on the body (adding 2 inches of length overall).
Needles: 5 mm circulars (for the body) and straights (for the sleeves)
Cast on: February 21, 2007
Cast off: March 16, 2007
Finishing: I worked the sleeves flat instead of in the round, so that required an extra bit of seaming time, then sewing the raglan sleeves together and working a collar. After that I just had to trim any loose ends on the inside – I wove in the ends as I knitted, thank goodness. I cannot imagine having to finish a sweater like this only to have to weave in what must be hundreds and hundreds of ends. It short-circuits the brain just thinking about it.
Yarn: 25(ish) different yarns. With the exception of 2 that I purchased to even out the palette a little bit, all yarns were either leftovers sitting in the stash, or single/half-balls of yarn snagged from projects-in-waiting that I thought could manage to miss 50 yards or so. These yarns included:

Philosopher’s Wool 2-ply worsted
– jade
– raspberry
– navy
– periwinkle blue
– light blue heather
– dark purple heather
– light purple heather
– maroon
Elann Quecha (held doubled)
– saxony teal
Elann Pamir
– black raspberry
Elann Highland Silk
– celadon
– calypso green
Knit Picks Andean Silk
– sangria
– hollyberry
Knit Picks Swish Superwash
– bordeaux
– wisteria
Plymouth Encore worsted
– hunter green
Patons Classic Merino wool
– light grey mix
– royal purple
– teal green
– old rose
– new denim
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino
– eggplant
– light blue (ish)
Patons Decor
– lilac

So, there’s a mix of ho-hum and luxury in here. There are likely more yarns than these, but these are the most I can remember by looking at it. It’s fantastic. I could indeed have easily cast on for a size smaller, but the way it is now fits fine, after all my fretting. It’ll be a comfy, cozy, gorgeous sweater – and no one else has one like it! Ha-HA!

And then to celebrate, I started a new sock.

(Basic cuff-down sock pattern, 2.75mm DPNs, Austermann Step)

Ah, if only Sundays didn’t have to make the weekend end. 😉


  1. Gorgeous! I think it looks like it fits great — and the colours are wonderful. Well done! (And great photos, too!)

  2. Congratulations! It looks fabulous. And I think it suits you well. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend!

  3. It’s gorgeous! I really wasn’t sure when you first started it if it would work out. But it most certainly did. It’s a good thing you added those two inches. It seems like the perfect length now.

    (PS I love the driveway happy shots!)

  4. Michelle · ·

    Congrats on a fab FO — the deep ribbing is really nice and suits you well. I’m a fan of adding length myself, and I think it fits you great. The fact that no one else in the world can have one is a major bonus!

  5. Marianne · ·

    YAY!!! That is one very fabulous sweater! I love it!
    And those photos of you..running down the street? Love them.
    That’s some really pretty sock yarn colours!

  6. It looks fabulous, so glad it fits ok.

  7. Sylvie LG · ·

    It’s a great sweater for sure! I like the colors so much!

  8. clarabelle · ·

    It looks wonderful, Glenna, and really suits you! I love the deep ribbing…

  9. Beautiful jumper – you have done a fabulous job!lqs

  10. Love the sweater!

    ah, the pick Austermann!!!

  11. *facepalm*

    that was supposed to be ‘pink’

  12. beautiful sweater! Check out my knitting on my site.

  13. Not An Artist · ·

    Wow. That is an amazing sweater! How gorgeous and all those yarns used up! Congrats! It looks fabulous on you too 🙂

  14. Ah, I love it! What a fabulous and fun pullover. It looks great on you too 😉 Such a great way to get rid of the leftovers!

  15. Great sweater! When I first saw the photo I thought it was some kind of self-patterning yarn.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. It’s funny 10 years ago you lived in Europe and I lived in the US 😉 (DH worked in California for 4 yrs).

    Best wishes

  16. Beautiful! It looks great on – you look very happy with it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Very beautiful sweater, I bet it feels great to use up all of those left overs – I’ll have to try it.

  18. Hi Glenna,
    The jumper looks great.
    I am trying to knit one like it at present but have been unable to get the corrections for the back, do you have them?
    Take care Amy

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