A Hybrid

Big Seamless Hybrid

I might be a bad sister for delivering my brother’s Christmas gift six months late but I think I made up for it by knitting said 6’4″ brother a sweater. Wow, I’m proud of that thing. It’s a seamless hybrid and the instructions can be found in Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Without Tears. There was plenty of math involved in this one but it fits Bob perfectly — plus I kind of like math. If you’re interested in the super specifics like how many stitches I cast-on, etc. check out the sweater in ravelry. That EZ sure knew what she was doing.

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The Big Seamless Hybrid
Pattern: Seamless Hybrid by Elizabeth Zimmermann
Yarn: Asti by Alpaca With a Twist
Yardage: less than eight 128 yard skeins
Needles: US size 10.5
Size : n/a
Modifications: Elizabeth Zimmermann’s instructions are more a formula than a pattern. To see the specifics of how many stitches I cast on, etc. visit the sweater in ravelry.

Big Seamless Hybrid
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16 Responses to “A Hybrid”


  1. 1 sally July 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

    You’re a sweet sister. The sweater is lovely!

  2. 2 aliciaalferman July 1, 2008 at 10:18 am

    WOW! You are impressive.

    (Hey, bro.)

  3. 3 inga July 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    WOOOOOW!!!! seriously WOW!!))

  4. 4 Anina July 1, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Very impressive. How nice of you.

  5. 5 Tina July 1, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    What an accomplishment! Congratulations on finishing such a nice gift! What a lucky brother you have.

  6. 6 Sarah July 1, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    The sweater is gorgeous. You are an EXTREMELY talented young woman.

  7. 7 preita July 1, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Nicely done. YOu are a great sister. I’m about 95% done with the one for my husband, who is 6’5″ and a BIG man. I feel your knitting pain 😀

  8. 8 Mandi July 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Oh my gosh, It’s perfect for him! It looks fabulous!! I Love it!

  9. 9 erin July 1, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    i think you deserve a prize for knitting for your brother! that is so nice – and it looks great, too!

  10. 10 Julie July 1, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    That must feel great to get that accomplished! I gave my dad a sweater a few years ago that he then actually received the following Christmas, so you beat me by six months. Men’s sweaters take a looooong time!

  11. 11 Sonya July 1, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    It is so gorgeous! You did EZ proud.

  12. 12 Danielle July 1, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    So cute! And, umm, the sweater is lovely too 🙂

  13. 13 martha July 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    all I can say is
    w o w

  14. 14 amandajean July 2, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    very impressive. it looks great on your brother!

  15. 15 mary jane July 2, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Really nice…such a great color too.

  16. 16 Kirsten July 3, 2008 at 1:11 am

    Wow! Great job, I am just learning to knit – working on scarves, hats and fingerless gloves – looking forward to the day I attempt a sweater and yours is great motivation.


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