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Topic: Boyfriend sweater done....and we still love each other.  (Read 2468 times)
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« on: June 11, 2007 05:52:26 AM »

Dodged the boyfriend sweater curse with this one!

I had knit him a different sweater for christmas but he didn't like it. So we looked through tons of patterns & found the Elizabeth Zimmerman Saddle Shoulder sweater (EZ is popular amongst boyfriends & husbands!) & he wanted grey...boring, but anything to make him happy. Right?

I used 12 balls of Elann Peruvian Wool (which, for the price is AWESOME & it comes in so many different colours..and they are Canadian) and 1 ball of Patons Classic Merino for the contrasting hem (which you can't see in the photo)

It took me about a month to make this & I'm SO happy with how it turned out. Too bad it's summer now & he probably won't be wearing a wool sweater for a while.

Boyfriend approved!
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007 05:55:51 AM »

very lovely, I like the gray color.  He looks nice in his sweater and shorts Smiley


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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007 07:26:26 AM »

heh, thanks! I *made* him put it on & let me take pictures...even though it was pretty hot out yesterday Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007 09:39:35 AM »

yay for boyfriend sweaters!  it looks really great!

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007 09:41:53 AM »

What a manly sweater!!  The style is awesome and he looks great in it.

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« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2007 06:33:53 PM »

awesome. im actually knitting this sweater soon for a friend. who is  boy.  but i do not have the written instructions. im just going to be kinda winging it... this it would be ok if i asked questions if needed? im going to look at our library but i live in a pretty small town...

anyways. i love your sweater.. it looks great on him. im also using the same kinds of yarn... anyways. im pretty stoked to see how good this one looks!
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007 01:36:28 PM »

He looks so handsome and proud in his sweater.  I wish my man would be so happy with anything I knit.  You're both so lucky.

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007 07:02:13 PM »

I like that it's plain! My husband will only wear charcoal, brown and navy,lol. No faire isles here. Tongue

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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2007 07:19:54 PM »

Beautiful! And, I'm glad you dodged that curse.

By the way, is it rude to ask what was the pattern of the sweater he rejected?
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