This week my mum came to visit, wearing one of the Liesl sweaters I’ve made her. Seeing knitted gifts being worn and loved always inspires me to knit more, I just need to grow some extra arms! Liesl is a great pattern if you’re determined to knit a sweater, but don’t have a lot of time. Thanks to the big gauge and open stitch pattern it seems to me that it knits up faster than any other garment. Which is why so far I’ve made three (or eight if you count wee Liesl)… Here are some other beautiful versions which are making me want to cast on my next one!
NarcissaM’s amazing version has reminded me too how little yarn Liesl uses – her Liesl was knit with less than two skeins of Malabrigo Worsted.
I just love this Liesl, it was made by Lynn (fidlstix on Ravelry) and is the perfect colour for summer. It’s knit in Lion Brand Cotton Ease, and her project notes have some simple tips for a looser fit round the arms.
A beautiful version knit by Rufarocrafty in Caron Simply Soft.
And finally, a close up of picperfic’s Handspun Liesl. Feather and fan patterns look amazing in striping yarn, and even more so in handspun striping yarn.
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