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The Danish Nattröjer pattern by Beth Brown-Reinsel, published in the
2004 Winter issue of Interweave Knits

Based on a  nineteenth-century woman's nightshirt, the original is shown in red in the magazine.
I overdyed some lovely commercial fine 2 ply alpaca that I got from Rindy at
Down Home & Company in Bridgton, Maine, so mine is a nice sage green.

Size 3 US needle.  This is a 58 row pattern repeat; none of the adaptations in the pattern worked with my yarn and my size, so I recalculated some of the pattern placement. 
And I had to adjust the length, of course, and then I changed the height of the front neckline, altered the bottom sleeve patterning, left out the sleeve gussets.
This gadget saved my sanity:

Sweater Wizard software was invaluable in helping me determine the finished size, and figuring out how to do set in sleeves from the top down, using short rows.

Progress was slow, but this sweater was well worth the time I put into it.
It fits perfectly, and I wear it often!

Progress as of summer 2005

I think the motif will show up well once the sweater is blocked a bit .
The pattern calls for a lower square neckline in front, and this height for the back of the sweater but I'm planning to make them both the same.  I think it will be warmer!

Also decided to make a modified drop sleeve opening, rather than the drop sleeve called for in the pattern, to eliminate some of the extra material.  Also decided I didn't need the underarm gusset. (this was more of a lazyme decision than a structural fit one.

Progress has been slow, but I've now seamed the shoulders, picked up stitches around the first armhole opening, tried it on and it's a great fit! Happiness!  I had considered making the sleeves plain stocking stitch, but now have decided to pattern them as called for, more or less, so I'll be knitting the sleeves from the top down, following the same 58 row repeat from the chart.

Was a bit daunted by the top down set in sleeve, my first, but it worked just fine!

January 2007
Swatching for a cardigan.  Tried needles sizes 7, 6, and now (not shown) down to a 5 for the edgings.  I think the stocking st. is good at 6 US.  Yarn is handspun, fiber from Louise Hessert at
Pleasant Valley Farm in Cumberland, ME.  Flecks of blue liven this up and I think it will be beautiful as a plain knit garment.

After receiving a birthday gift of a sweater almost exactly this color, I have decided to sell this handspun yarn.

July 2007 -  Christmas knitting for a friend, from a pattern by Nancy Shreyer.
Handspun fawn100% angora scarf.     Size 6 US needle.