This is my very first beaded knitting project, finished back in 2005.
I have only worn this sweater once before, mostly because I have a hard time finding something to wear with it (yes, it is one of those projects).
The pattern is from Vintage Knits, a book I first discovered at my local library, in their somewhat dismal crafts section. While I would have preferred the actual vintage pattern with the keyhole opening and the beaded collar and cuffs, the patterns have been reworked for a more modern look.
With a few more years of knitting experience under my belt, I would probably have added beads to the ribbed arm and neck openings, but I am very pleased with the result.
The most challenging part of the process was getting the darn seed beads on the yarn. Once that was accomplished, with the help of a bit of thread and a needle, the knitting was very straight forward.
Because the front and back pieces are identical, I added a small piece of yarn tied in a bow to create a “tag” – this way I always can tell the front from the back.
Now I just have to find another skirt to wear with it. Perhaps that is my cue to pull out some fabric . . .
Sweater: Made by me.
Skirt: Made by me. (McCalls 3315)
Shoes: Nine West “Zann” in Pewter from 6pm.com