This is a week of Finished Objects! I’m not trying to share my holiday knits until after Christmas but I do have a few finished projects (including my kitchen renovation) that I can share this week. YAY!
Although I finished the Sawyer sweater for my husband last month, this weekend was the first time he actually wore it. He let me take a picture and I think he fidgeted for about five minutes and this was the best I was going to get out of him. LOL
I used Cascade 220 Superwash in the color Como because I was trying to get close to this color of an old Gap sweater he had years ago. Plus I just really like him in blues, greens and teals. When I buy sweater quantities of yarn, I typically buy them from yarn.com because you get a discount on price, otherwise I’m usually at my local yarn shop.
I really like how the Cascade 220 feels, I’ve now used the superwash and the 100% wool and both feel completely different but I highly recommend them for being durable and wearing well. For my husband I wanted the sweater to be durable and light weight and this knit up into a lightweight fabric. He told me has to get used to wearing it close to the body without a long sleeve on underneath but he said it was pretty soft and definitely warm. My only issue is that I can see every single mistake in this sweater. I know he doesn’t and the average person won’t but it will drive me just a little insane. It’s not like it’s just blaring all over the sweater but I see the lines where I mixed up my pattern repeat and I just want to fix it…but I can’t.
Overall, I thought this pattern was challenging but in a good way. I learned how to do a sloped bindoff around the neckline, how to read a more complicated pattern and how to read my stitches in order to make the repeats work out correctly. So I think if I had to grade myself I’d give myself a B overall (it’s the professor in me, I can’t help myself). I might even make this in a neutral color again in the future since I’ve gained a lot more confidence now with doing a seamed sweater.
Any awesome men’s patterns out there? Please share, I’m always trying to add them to my list in Ravelry.
14 Replies to “FO: Sawyer Sweater”
The sweater looks great and slimming. Plus, your husband is handsome so I have the feeling he’d look good in almost anything. I made the Cobblestone pullover (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cobblestone-pullover) for my dad, and he looked great in it, and I’m currently making a roll neck sweater for my son using the Elizabeth Zimmerman Percentages Method (http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/FEATknitbynumbers.html). Congrats on another FO. You’re cranking now!
I haven’t heard of the percentages method, I love learning new techniques!!
What a great fitting sweater! I love it. I’m looking for a pattern for my husband now, but I’m pretty sure he wants something along the lines of a raglan type construction with a crew neck. I’ll let you know if I find anything especially promising. 🙂
Well this is a circular yolk unisex one I’ve had favorited for a while http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basic-round-yoke-unisex-pullover and I was thinking about doing this one next without the stripes!
Bravo!!! Sweater and husband both looking good 😉
Nice job, and your mistakes don’t show up on camera either! (At least not that i could see on my phone screen). I agree, that is an excellent color for him! 🙂
The main mistake is thankfully on the back!
Bcuz u knit it ur always going to see your mistakes but the sweater is BEAU-TI-FUL! The color is eye catching, the stitch shows it’s not just another BORR-RRING mens sweater and you now have produced a piece that ur husband will treasure BCUZ it was made by u 🙂 And if that doesn’t work call the faux pas u see, unique-DWJ design elements! 😉
I concur with princessyarn. 🙂
I’m still working up the courage (and working through existing stash…none of which is a husband-size pile of sweater yarn 🙂 ) to knit a man’s sweater. But when I do, I have my eye on some Brooklyn Tweed patterns.
Brooklyn Tweed are nice patterns but man do they require full concentration!