Susan brought back her finished sweater and it was absolutely magnificent. Her design began with a radiating lace motif that she saw featured on the back of a sweater pattern. She choose an alpaca and merino blend of yarn in her favourite colour. Susan even added "steeks" to the front lace pattern so that it could be cut open (really - with scissors!) and bordered as a cardigan. Bell sleeves and a shawl collar were knit to complete the original design.
It's fun to become the designer and turn your ideas into a wearable one of a kind garment. Along the way, you start to understand the various elements that go into a perfect sweater. Most importantly, you learn more about becoming a better knitter - a goal that we can all appreciate.