Monday, 19 July 2010

Stripey sweater - FO

The stripey sweater is finished at last. I am actually quite pleased with it although it seems to have taken forever. The stripes at the top didn't match up quite as I would have hoped but it was an adaptation of a pattern for a plain sweater so I am not really surprised.

It took absolutely ages to sew all of the ends in but it did give me a real sense of achievement when I had finished. It is one of those patterns that was really very easy but that didn't stop me going wrong. As I have said before, I think I just relaxed too much with it.

The really silly thing was that I promised my husband a stripey sweater too (obviously before I knitted this one). He has mentioned that he can't wait for his one now. Bother.

PS. You are right fridica, I did omit that vital piece of information. It fits but quite snuggly. Well, quite a bit snuggly. I would have preferred it to be a bit bigger on him but I will make him wear it anyway! But truthfully, he loves it (or says he does). I think the family is just amazed that I finish anything and that it is wearable. I will try to get a photo of him in it.


  1. And you omitted what we've all been waiting for - does it fit? :)

  2. Nice color combination, and I'm sure it was a lot of fussing to weave in all those ends. Great job! I haven't tackled knitting a sweater for myself yet - made one for a little granddaughter. Thanks for the comments on my blog about the socks. They are moving along much faster now that I'm past the increases for the toe. I'll work until it's time for the heel, which I'll learn how to do at the next class on July 29.

  3. fridica - I have put a PS on the post with the answer. Thanks for all of the tips with the blocking you gave me. It really helped with this sweater.

    knitterbeader - I really must learn to do toe up socks. It seems like such a good idea.

  4. what an awesome striped pullover!! looks fantastic.

  5. Great job! I love the color combination!