Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Men’s Sweater Finale

It’s done!

I can’t tell you how much I love this pattern. I can’t vouch for the other sizes, but the XL version is just the epitome of symmetry. All the 6x1 ribbing matching up all the way around – for those drawn to simplicity, and, well, a sense of pattern in their patterns, this is just about as good as it gets. The only downside was having to model it this afternoon in 76-degree weather. That kind of sucked.

The knitted in zipper has stayed in, and so has the little bit of piping that I sewed around the neckline to give the sweater some scaffolding to hang from. Really, for a sweater with no sewing, I did manage to work with needle and thread a lot. That usually intimidates me, but it was all voluntary and all worth it. Thanks, Staci, for such a cool pattern and for the bits of free advice.

And to all the people who suggested I go for the blue – and you know who you are – thanks.

37 comments:

  1. Love it! Let's hope for at least one more cold front! :)

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  2. Your sweater turned out BEAUTIFULLY! You did such an excellent job. Now, I want to make one. LOL

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  3. Really Nice job! Looks great on you awesome color as well. I have yet to make a sweater I am so afraid so well done maybe I will make this one for myself but in wither white or pink. you inspire me.

    Sincerely Tracie B

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  4. Awesome sweater! Great job!

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  5. Awesome job!
    I have only knit one sweater in my life, and intended for it to fit me - a small adult. It fits my 9 year old daughter beautifully (also petite for her age).
    You win this one, your sweater you made for yourself fits YOU - as you intended. ;) I love the heathered blue too.

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  6. Nicely done! And a great color! Kudos!

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  7. You made that?? Great job! :)

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  8. It looks terrific! Nice work. (I tend to start lots of sweaters. I finish very few...)

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  9. soooo nicely done!! great job :D ... now i'll think more about knitting sweaters :D

    Sincerely Mona,

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  10. It looks great, very nice job!!! Very impressed :~)

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  11. Beautiful sweater! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. VERY nice!! Congrats on a job well done--

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  13. Looks great on you. I love all Staci videos she makes things look so easy.

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  14. woooowwww. great job!!!! i want to knit a sweater but the upper part gets me every time. working in reverse and all. so really great job!!!!!

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  15. What a fantastic job you did! Looks fabulous on you!

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  16. What a great sweater, you did an awesome job. I may just have to try this one for my husband :)

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  17. 'Tis a thing of beauty, Senor Steven. xo.

    ~jene

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  18. I love it! Wish I could say you have inspired me to take up knitting, but first I have to take up cooking!

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  19. That's gorgeous! You did fantastic job and it looks great on you!

    And yay for blue. Go Blue! (sorry, University of Michigan fan here)

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  20. Looks great! I'm working on the same sweater, about 2/3 done. It was such a great feeling once I was able to start knitting in the round. Congratulations!

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  21. Nice job! All that hard work paid off! Great color!

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  22. Fantastic! As a Knitting Newbee, I'm still amazed by everything that can be accomplished by a few skeins of yarn and some knitting needles. Great work, definite inspiration!

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  23. just showed your picture in the sweater to my husband & told him that this guy knitted this sweater, & he said, "oh, yeah?". That's all I got from his male point of view, but I think it is awesome you did this!

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  24. Wow, what a beautiful sweater, and yes the blue looks great on you.
    Love your Blog.

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  25. Gorgeous! I wish I were at the skill point yet where I could knit a beautiful sweater such as yours. :D

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  26. It's gorgeous.. how long did it take to knit? I'd love to do a big project like that, but am intimidated by the length of time I'd imagine it takes to make!

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  27. Lovely! Your detail work is wonderful, and your yarn choice is perfect! Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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  28. Looks great. And those vertical ribs are so slimming! ; )

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  29. Congrats! It looks great and the colour really suits you :)

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  30. Whoa - your blog got linked somewhere because you have a TON of comments - and deservedly so! I love the way it's turned out. The color is perfect, too. It ALMOST makes me want to knit another sweater this year. But that just feels a little wrong. I'm back on socks now. :)

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  31. great sweater ! maybe I'll make one for my husband. love Staci's patterns (and videos)

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  32. gosh, I hope you see my comment at the end of this LONG string! The sweater looks great (as does everything you knit)!

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