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mayyam
« on: March 20, 2009 01:54:01 PM »

This is a sweater i made for my boyfriend for Christmas, that i finished in february! haha.
its kinda hard to see the pattern but i worked forever on it and it looks really nice in the sweater.
also, i had to re-do the sleeves twice because when i made him "normal" sleeves they were way too tight on his arm, and since he lives 1 1/2 to 3 hours away(depending on whether i'm at home or school, i couldn't really measure it all the time. also, in the picture of him wearing it they look a little short. theyre actually relaly long and i rolled them up without realizing i rolled them too much!
hope you like it!

my boyfriend in his new sweater

this was his response to my explanation about the sleeves!









it was hard to see the intricacy of the pattern in the middle, but trust me, my hands hurt for a while after it! heh
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FierFlye
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2009 02:30:08 PM »

Wow.  I don't think I could ever knit anything that looks that professional.  It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2009 03:58:19 PM »

details details! what pattern & yarn did you use?  I want to knit a man-sweater for the hubby...

And by the way, it looks AMAZING.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009 05:30:49 PM »

 Shocked Wow. Fantastic  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2009 11:44:30 AM »

Wow! You did a really great job - it looks so perfect Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009 08:37:34 AM »

Nicely done!  I love the manly man look of this sweater!  And your boyfriend is cute!
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009 08:50:17 AM »

This sweater is fantastic and it looks really great on your boyfriend.  Bravo!
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mayyam
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2009 11:18:29 AM »

thank you all soo much for the lovely comments!

as far as yarn and patterns go,
for the yarn i believe i used  Lion Brand wool ease yarn. I think its the best yarn for the price.
as for patterns, i didnt use a pattern for the sweater itself. i usually do it by eye, and compare it to a store bought sweater for size. the middle part i got from a russian pattern book, so if someone is really interested in it, i can either try to find it online, or write it out from that book when i'm home for break.


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