Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Sweater...

I didn't originally think that this sweater really deserved a blog posting of it's own, but I'm just so darned happy to be done with it, that's exactly what I decided to do.

My dear husband wanted just a plain crewneck sweater in an off white.  My mom had an old Columbia-Minerva Hand Knits for Men book probably from the late 50s or early 60s. Great place to find a crewneck sweater pattern. The one I picked has set in sleeves. There were also options for saddle sleeves and raglan sleeves. The yarn I used is Plymouth Encore worsted weight. It is 75% acrylic and 25 % wool. It was knit on size 8 and size 5 needles and is miles and miles of boring stockinette stitch. I think next time I would add a cable down the front or a stripe of another color or something to add some interest. I started this sweater on September 18, 2010 and just finished the seaming this morning and the weaving in of the loose ends this noon, September 19, 2012. It still needs to be washed to even out the stitching and maybe flatten the seams a bit. I like how it turned out and hopefully it will fit.

1 comment:

aimee said...

Looks FABULOUS! And what fun to use a pattern from an older book as well!

I hope your husband takes good care of it and that the sweater wears well - wouldn't that be a great thing to pass down to your son?