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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.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sweater for Pam

After I saw Pam in November, during our Palm Springs reunion, I decided to knit her a sweater. Pam has Lyme disease and is so cheerful although I know that she suffers a lot. And she lives in Edmonton, so, hello, she needs a sweater!
I have been knitting on it for a few weeks, and just have the sleeves to complete. Pam is going to Hawaii on January 1, so I hope to have it done to mail to her when she gets back.

The sleeves are raglan, knitted form the shoulder down. In fact, the whole sweater is a top-down seamless construction - love it!

The pattern is Bloomsbury, by Svetlana Volkova, available here on Ravelry.

The yarn is Malabrigo Merino Worsted, in colour Hollyhock. It is kettle dyed, so the there are lots of variations in the yarn, it is almost striated in appearance. Lovely soft and silky (I hope it does not pill).


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