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« on: January 02, 2014 06:12:11 AM »

So, about 3, maybe 4 years ago, I saw this book and it had a sweater pattern in it that Z liked.  

So - being the good fiancé I said "I can make that!"  So he picked out yarn and buttons and I set to work.  I picked it up, put it down, got angry, ripped it out, ignored it some more, went to one of my LYSs for help, worked some more, went to another LYS.  Finally got someone to show me how to seam it together and....  TA DA!



There are still some issues with it (in my opinion).  I don't like the button plaquets because they flop.  They're not sturdy enough to hold up unless they're buttoned.  Z says its perfect.  Cheesy

Laying flat.


Up close and personal with the collar.


The really wonderful woman who helped me seam it together told me that he better love me for making him a black sweater because its soooo stinking hard to see.  I really didn't have a problem with it.  Overall, I'm happy with how this turned out.  And even though Z is already bugging me about making him another sweater (the joke is that it'll take a good 10 years), I think the next sweater will be for me!  Cheesy

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014 06:27:08 AM »

Looks great to me, sweaters look so complicated to make to me.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014 09:32:14 AM »

Nice job!   Smiley

You could try reinforcing the button bands with grosgrain ribbon. Personally though, if they aren't in structural danger and the owner doesn't mind the floppiness, I wouldn't bother. But then I really, really hate sewing fabric items to hand knits (though I do it when I have to, like zippers).
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014 09:52:46 PM »

The sweater looks great!  And your fiancé looks really happy.  I'd say that's a success!  Grin I wish I could make my guy that happy with a sweater, but he just doesn't wear them.  Undecided
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