I Kondo think it needs to go
Friday January 05th 2024, 10:15 pm
Filed under: Knit

Laying flat it’s 22.5″ across, 16″ shoulder seam to shoulder seam, 25″ long, and 26″ from bottom of the cuff to top of the shoulder seam.

I mean, it sounds like I did a pretty good job of following whatever pattern it was, but it sure doesn’t look that way on me. The yarn isn’t terrible but it’s nothing special; it’s either a third or a quarter mohair mixed with acrylic. I had just started knitting again after reading Norman Cousin’s Anatomy of an Illness after my lupus diagnosis and this was back when wool yarn was only described as wool, not sold by breed nor micron count nor softness (or at least not as far as I knew.)

The ’80’s were all about the mohair anyway.

So I have this very plain white hand knit sweater that swamps me, particularly those Princess Diana wedding dress-style puffed sleeves. The photo understates them: they are not shy.

If anyone wants to save this from whatever fate awaits it in the Goodwill box, let me know and I’ll send it right out to you. If you’d like it on you, it’s on me.

(Edited in the morning to add with a laugh, hey, you guys, didn’t mean to scare everybody away. It’s okay to come out now.)

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LOL. I read this last night and finally remembered to check the measurements, and while the width seems right, it’s too long for me, and I can’t think of anyone I know that it might fit. Tink it and make something else?

Comment by DebbieR 01.06.24 @ 11:51 am

I am built like a spider and I loathe puffed sleeves on me (despite otherwise having an affinity for Anne of Green Gables), but I hope this finds a good home, whether online or via Goodwill. 🙂 (and therapeutic knitting is worth something!)(and now I’m putting that book on my list to hunt up at some point; it’s not in our local library, but it’s cheap on ebay…)

Comment by KC 01.06.24 @ 12:02 pm

I can wear it as a tunic! I may sew in some shaping, if you don’t mind me making a few alterations!

Comment by Mary 01.06.24 @ 5:49 pm

Wonderful! Claimed! Thank you, Mary!

Comment by AlisonH 01.06.24 @ 6:06 pm

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