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Beachcomber Stripes
April 21 2015
May 23 2015
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Beachcomber Stripes
EPS - Elizabeth's Percentage System Sweater by Elizabeth Zimmermann
36 inch bust
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
J C Rennie Unique Shetland

I read Elizabeth Zimmermans’ “Knitting Without Tears” and with the knowledge I gained of her EPS, I managed to put together this sweater. It’s the first time I have knitted a sweater without using a pattern as such and I love the results! Very keen to cast on another one soon as I was able to make this one so quickly, even though the ends were a bit of a nightmare!

I have a massive amount of pure wool on cones, most of it is 4 ply and much of it is JC Rennie Shetland wool. I used mainly JC Rennie Shetland 4ply. Not sure of the shades as the labels were missing for most, but I also used some other wools.

To give you a rough idea of quantities, the finished garment weighs 315g, so divided by 15 mean that you’ll only need about 21g in each colour.

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by J C Rennie
100% Shetland
236 yards / 50 grams

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  • Project created: May 6, 2015
  • Finished: May 23, 2015
  • Updated: May 24, 2015
  • Progress updates: 2 updates