My dear Oma is turning 91 fabulous years old in September, and I really wanted to make her something extra-special for her birthday gift.
I got this book from my mother in law, and when I saw the pattern on the front, I knew it was just meant to be.
(not the bikini. Some things ought not be knit).
I need to ask my Oma if she'd prefer the sweater knit as shown, with sleeves, or if she'd prefer it made into a vest. She lives in a warmer climate than I do, so a sweater might not be as practical as a vest.
So far I've completed the back and half of the front. Obviously, it still has to be blocked, which will help it lay flatter without all the bumps. I'm a little concerned that the colored yarn will bleed.
It's by far the most complicated thing I've ever knit.
I had to rip out the edging five (FIVE!) times before I figured it out.
It's looking beautiful though, and definitely worth the effort. Can't wait for my Oma to see it!