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« on: August 04, 2007 09:43:59 PM »

So here's my very first men's sweater.  I started it for my Dad in February, and I'm just finishing it now...I know that's pretty bad hahah  I think the reason for it taking so long is because men's sweater are just so big!!  Anyways, it's inspired by a men's pullover from the garn studio website, I added the chest colours and changed the raglan shaping and the neck a bit.  I'm just so glad it's done...I don't think I'll be making another men's sweater for a while!

I really love the final result though.  The serious blocking job I did really pulled it together.  Let's hope Dad actually wears it!  (It's my fiance in the pic)

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2007 10:06:19 PM »

Nice sweater!  Your dad will love it! I love the wide ribs and the colors.  You did a beautiful job.

I know what you mean about men's sweaters.  I have only made two so far - one for my husband and one for my man-sized son!  They took FOREVER and they both want another one of course!
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007 10:25:59 PM »

Who wouldn't want to show off such a lovingly made work of art?

« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2007 02:39:50 AM »

That's lovely. The way the bands of colour cross the rib pattern looks great.

I'm sure your dad will love it!
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007 05:56:23 AM »

That looks great!  You should be proud of it.  My husband would like something like that.  I have only made him one sweater and he keeps reminding me that I have promised many more.  I will have to get working on it.  Yours looks great.
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2007 06:58:59 AM »

Wow that looks so professional! I love the wide rib - so masculine.

« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2007 10:10:50 AM »

Wow, you have a lot of patience!

I have the same problem with men's sweaters...I started one back in NOVEMBER and I just can't bring myself to make the sleeves.  It's huge and BORING.  No shaping, no nothing.


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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2007 02:08:16 PM »

Gummy - I completely agree!  That's why I knit both sleeves at once to cut down on time...even though it still seems like it takes forever...

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« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2007 02:14:03 PM »

Great job! I totally agree about men's sweaters! My bf doesnt seem that much bigger than I am but his sweater took ages! He won't be getting another one any time soon unless he really does something to deserve it.   Wink

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« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2007 07:07:43 AM »

Wow!  You are a brave soul.  I have yet to make a men's sweater, but maybe one day...
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