by mops Moderator 11 Jun 2018

Looking for some thicker yarn I found an almost finished back panel for a sweater. My children did not like the feel of the yarn, so it slumbered in a bag with the rest of the yarn for at least 30 (!) years. see picture #1.

I had no pattern (made it up at the time), no note of the needle size I used. But decided to finish it - see picture #2. Picture #3 gives some detail.
After steaming it feels so much softer. I am quite pleased with it.

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by jrob Moderator 12 Jun 2018

Beautifully done.

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you. I was pleasantly surprised by how well it turned out.

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by dee 12 Jun 2018

Very nice.

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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by shirley124 11 Jun 2018

Very nice. Hugs

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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by sewdeb 11 Jun 2018

Wow! You are incredible! This is so lovely! .

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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by grossfamilie 11 Jun 2018

Wonderful! The very good thing in knitting is that it is timeless. The pattern still looks young and fresh - and it is great that you just could continue.

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

My husband even tried if it fitted him. But I started it for a teenaged son and they were slimmer at the time than he is.

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by rescuer Moderator 11 Jun 2018

Wow!! It looks lovely and I am very impressed that you could just pick up where you left off years ago.

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mops by mops 11 Jun 2018

Tell you a secret. You can only see it at the wrong side, but I did the criss cross cable slightly different then in 19xx - the right side looks the same. I only noticed when I added the top of the back after I'd knitted the front :)

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Jun 2018

Excellent knitting. I am glad the yarn feels better after a steam.

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thanks. It is no longer itchy and much softer.

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by pennifold 11 Jun 2018

That’s gorgeous Martine, well made. Love Chris

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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by spendlove Moderator 11 Jun 2018

LOve it!

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thanks.

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by dragonflyer 11 Jun 2018

Lovely...and high time it was released from captivity!

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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by kustomkuddle 11 Jun 2018

It is gorgeous. So glad that it was finally finished. It always amazes me the things we find when we are not looking for them. What a treasure to find after all this time! Great pattern.

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mops by mops 12 Jun 2018

Thank you.

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