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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Child's Nordic Sweater finished!

I started this Nordic sweater last year for my grandson, then realized that it would be much too big for him, and my dicky left shoulder was rebelling against too much knitting. So I put it aside, and picked it up again this month.
I finished this morning with the sewing in of all the many ends from the numerous yarn colour changes.
I am very pleased with the result. In true Nordic sweater fashion, the front and back are the same, and I made sure that the neck is nice and loose (I accomplished this by using a three needle bind-off done loosely, instead of sewing down the folded over neckband, as that is too often tight). So a four-year old boy should be able to dress himself in it successfully, and in chilly Calgary, I think that he will like it.

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