Hurry-Up Last Minute Sweater (December) by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Hurry-Up Last Minute Sweater (December)

Summary: Pullover sweater knit in-the-round in bulky yarn for a quick, last-minute gift.

Pattern Notes: EZ suggests using 8 4oz skeins of bulky wool and 10.5 (or size to obtain gauge) circular and double-pointed needles. Pattern is based on a gauge of 2.5 stitches per inch.

From the book: “Embarking on a sweater at this late date smacks of madness, but it can be done, and done without using up too much of your precious December-time. The main thing is to make it very thick. The thicker the knitting, the fewer the stitches; the fewer the stitches, the sooner finished, right? Not finished as soon as mathematics would tell you--the fingers are not quite as agile with thick wool as with thin--but still, finished with surprising speed.”