**finished pics are here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207429.0http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207429.0
Being a stubborn and ambitious knitter, the second I saw this, I knew this was my next big (or should i say HUGE) project. I've only made one other garment and it didn't fit too well. but I have much more faith in this one.
So... Has anyone else started this or thinking about it?
Here are pics of the sweater and my progress so far. I am using the yarn they called for, Patons Merino Wool. Pardon the cell phone pics. I'm at work (not knitting... sigh...) and without my digital camera.
my 2" x 4" swatch* of the tweed pattern: (I'm doing it in Leaf Green instead of the blue they have shown.)
*I do half swatches sometimes because I'm lazy and if I get the stitch pattern immediately I don't see any point in doing it an extra 2 inches, haha. so if 32 rows are supposed to be 4", and my 16 rows are 2", I figure I'm good to go.
the back bottom edge ribbing that is almost at it's 7" mark where the shaping (and fun!) begins:
I'll try to keep my progress posted, but I wanted to see if there were any fellow knitters out there tackling this!
here's what I have so far... just a few more inches on the tweed pattern and I'll be making the arm holes. pretty tedious so far because there haven't been that many increases or whatnot and the stitch pattern is easy/mindless. overall though, i really like it.
the back so far. the pleat looks better when hanging upright, but i'm at work and had to sneak this picture in before my boss saw me. and yes, this is in my cubicle. where i basically just waste time on here all day long. (and pardon my toe in this picture... i had to pull a 007 and take this really fast so nobody saw me)
what the front will look like if you're working on this:
and as of this moment, i have the front (sans collar) and the back done. i'm working on the sleeves now... slowly...