Sunday, July 22, 2007

FO: Preppy Polo Shirt

I braved the 27ºC weather with a wool sweater to show you all my newly finished polo shirt!

Pattern: Preppy Polo Shirt by Jenna Adorno
Source: Not Another Teen Knitting Book by Vickie Howell
Materials: 2.5 skeins Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Provincial Rose, bits of Cotton Fleece in Wild Sage and Victorians Pink and three pearly buttons from Gramie's stash
Needles: US 6/4 mm bamboo straights and US 4/3.5 mm circs.
Started: June 5, 2007
Finished: July 19, 2007

I'm very happy with this sweater! I love the colours and the fit is great. I knit my first hem and it turned out quite nice. I also knit my first placket and collar, which also turned out looking great. The collar curls a bit, which can probably be remedied with some steaming/ironing/vigorous blocking.

(The back of the sweater is meant to be longer than the front to mimic most of the polo shirts you can buy nearly everywhere.)

Photo creds go to Kenneth who was kind enough to take these shots in the blistering heat!


  1. great job! You look so preppy, reading your book on the deck. Are you wearing penny loafers to complete the look?

    That has to be one of my favourite colours in the cotton fleece.

  2. What an adorable top! it really looks great on you! love the color :)

  3. That's a very beautiful polo. I'm making the same one too; in fact, this shirt is the only reason why I bought the book!


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