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KnittingNat
10-23-2007, 01:53 PM
After 6 months of slow knitting, I finally finished this sweater! It's knit in Rowan Plaid yarn in colourway called Washed Pebbles, which is merino + acrylic + alpaca. It's bulky weight yarn and is really nice to knit with. The only trouble is it's a bit splitty, because it has 3 threads, each in a different colour. Anyway, Hubby simply loves it and thus agreed to model it for me and for the benefit of the forum :lol:! I loved the pattern and i actually knit the XS size. It's my first serious cables project and i'm in love :heart:!
So here we go:

Maria2009
10-23-2007, 02:16 PM
great sweater!

rissa
10-23-2007, 02:17 PM
Wow!!! :passedout: Very nicely done!

Debkcs
10-23-2007, 02:31 PM
Wow! Great sweater, your cables look perfect.

lauraknits
10-23-2007, 02:50 PM
great work!

GinnyG
10-23-2007, 03:24 PM
Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You did an incredible job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newfygirl
10-23-2007, 03:34 PM
Beautiful! You really did a wonderful job and hubby looks good in it.

Abbily
10-23-2007, 03:46 PM
That's incredible! :) Great job!

hob
10-23-2007, 03:55 PM
oh wow thats so fab. how good are u? ur a super knitter!!!

dustinac
10-23-2007, 05:27 PM
:woot:wonderful job!! :thumbsup:

Suziblues
10-23-2007, 06:00 PM
Your husband looks very nice in his new sweater. And you did a GREAT JOB!
It's so perfect! :thumbsup:

sue

MellieThePooh
10-23-2007, 07:27 PM
I love those cables so much! Very pretty. Sorry, not pretty, ruggedly handsome or something...

KnittingNat
10-24-2007, 02:41 AM
oh wow thats so fab. how good are u? ur a super knitter!!!
Well, thank you! I'm not a super knitter, i would place myself between advanced beginner and intermediate. I just try to do things that look hard at first and to overcome the difficulties. Like Ingrid says: "Trust the pattern!"!

ArtLady1981
10-24-2007, 05:43 AM
Hi'ya Natalia! :waving:

Well now...THAT is one gorgeous man...I mean, SWEATER! :teehee:

Seriously, your pullover is just WONDERFUL! And I especially like the yarn you selected! It is RIGHT ON!

You should be VERY PROUD of your knitted artwork! And lucky you...your man will wear a sweater! Sigh!

Thanks for taking time to post the photos for us!

Hugs,

Dollyce aka The Artlady

KnittingNat
10-24-2007, 06:02 AM
Thank you so much! All the comments are VERY appreciated :hug:
That sweater made me a sweater knitter!:cheering:
I forgot to mention it's from the Rowan Plaid Collection pattern book, i got the pattern for the sweater when i bought the yarn.
And ArtLady - I am proud of this work, especially after all the kudos i receive here on KH! You guys are the best :muah:!
And i'll tell DH he's popular over here :teehee: It does look good on him, doesn't it?

ArtLady1981
10-24-2007, 06:07 AM
Thank you so much! All the comments are VERY appreciated :hug:
That sweater made me a sweater knitter!:cheering:
I forgot to mention it's from the Rowan Plaid Collection pattern book, i got the pattern for the sweater when i bought the yarn.
And ArtLady - I am proud of this work, especially after all the kudos i receive here on KH! You guys are the best :muah:!
And i'll tell DH he's popular over here :teehee: It does look good on him, doesn't it?

Yup...it shore do! :eyebrow: Him's a "keeper" me thinks!! :thumbsup:

KnittingNat
10-24-2007, 06:13 AM
That's why i grabbed him just after 2 times i've met him ;).

ritaw
10-24-2007, 07:32 AM
Looks wonderful. Must have been a lot of work .

Slim
10-24-2007, 07:33 AM
Wow! I love that sweater. Your cable work is awesome, and it looks really good on your hubby. Lucky guy!

Itsabtme
10-24-2007, 08:49 AM
:cheering::cheering:

Wow, that is AWESOME!! Love it!!

Sanibelle
10-24-2007, 10:17 AM
Wow Nat - that is so beuatiful. And your husband looks so great in it. I love it!

Jen17
10-24-2007, 12:02 PM
WoW!!!:thumbsup:what a fantastic job and I love the color:woot: you must be proud! I would be!

threesmom
10-24-2007, 04:06 PM
Wow! You did a really amazing job with that - it looks wonderful! And he does appreciate all your hard work, right?:teehee:

aslangirl
10-24-2007, 04:11 PM
Wow! Picking jaw up off floor... That is outstanding! :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

Lisa R.
10-24-2007, 04:17 PM
Very cool. I'm still a little scared of a sweater, but it's on my list of things to attempt after the first of the year. Great job!

Skater
10-24-2007, 04:40 PM
Wow, Nat, that looks fantastic!
Definitely worth the long time it took. I have a couple of projects that are taking a long time, but will be worth it.

Gee, I wonder what the XL size looks like? :teehee:

mwedzi
10-24-2007, 07:18 PM
Wow, what a great knitting job! It's a very handsome sweater.

ah
10-24-2007, 11:07 PM
Wow, that is gorgeous!

MaleKnitter
10-25-2007, 01:02 AM
IF PEOPLE DONT STOP KNITTING BEAUTIFUL SWEATERS... Im NEVER going to finish all of the projects that are going on my "need to make" list.

That is beautiful and I am going to look for that pattern (i might just have to make it for myself)

it is so perfect, the elegant cables and the rugged "manliness" of the colors make a perfect balance, it is an amazing sweater

slightly addicted to yarn
10-25-2007, 04:23 AM
The sweater and hubby look fantastic - really nice job! Not wishing to spoil things...when you wash it be very careful - my mum hand-washed two sweaters for me made with this yarn - one I had knitted and one that I bought as a sample on sale from my LYS. They both stretched quite a bit, in fact one so much that I gave it to the local zoo for a chilly gorilla...ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but not much! I was v.disappointed as the yarn feels and looks beautiful and was lovely to knit with. Obviously this could have been mum's fault (though I've never said that to her!) but just thought I'd pass it on...after all that work....and looking so good x

KnittingNat
10-25-2007, 04:46 AM
The sweater and hubby look fantastic - really nice job! Not wishing to spoil things...when you wash it be very careful - my mum hand-washed two sweaters for me made with this yarn - one I had knitted and one that I bought as a sample on sale from my LYS. They both stretched quite a bit, in fact one so much that I gave it to the local zoo for a chilly gorilla...ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but not much! I was v.disappointed as the yarn feels and looks beautiful and was lovely to knit with. Obviously this could have been mum's fault (though I've never said that to her!) but just thought I'd pass it on...after all that work....and looking so good x

Thank you very much for the advice :thumbsup:I'll be extra careful with washing it. Maybe i'll just have to block it again after the washing :think:.

Tamar Dohel
11-13-2007, 08:10 AM
Hi girl!

Sorry, I'm always last to say something. Knit a little slower - it might help.

May be if I was as good a knitter as you my man would wear whatever I'd knit for him.

Love,
Tamar

Jaxhil
11-13-2007, 09:31 AM
Wow, great job!! I can see why your DH loves it!!

GiddyKnitter
11-13-2007, 09:40 AM
Woweeeee I love it and hubby is cute too!!

Doublereeder2
11-13-2007, 09:54 AM
Great sweater, beautiful knitting and very handsome model.

laikabear
11-14-2007, 01:56 PM
That looks great! Hubby is very handsome in the sweater. ;)

VictoiseC
11-14-2007, 02:22 PM
Oh my gosh that is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the colour and the cables and the look!!! Great work, you've inspired me to do a sweater for my guy finally.:cheering:

KnittingNat
11-14-2007, 02:48 PM
Thank you again :hug:Hubby already got to wear the sweater outside and many people are noticing it's handknit. I'm so glad he's proud of it:aww:.


Oh my gosh that is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the colour and the cables and the look!!! Great work, you've inspired me to do a sweater for my guy finally.:cheering:
Thank you, thank you :hug:I'm glad that my work is an inspiraton for others cloud9. What i did was show DH the pattern for approval, than i got the yarn in a colourway he liked and the rest is history. I think that way you can knit something that will be worn and loved. It's also important to check allergies and level of sensitivity to "itchyness".

The funny thing is that this yarn does stretch. It's heavy, so the sweater is pulling itself down, it's already an inch longer:teehee:.

KnittingNat
11-14-2007, 02:51 PM
Hi girl!

Sorry, I'm always last to say something. Knit a little slower - it might help.

May be if I was as good a knitter as you my man would wear whatever I'd knit for him.

Love,
Tamar

Thank you for the compliments:aww:. I'm not such a fast knitter. This sweater took me about 6 months. It's my first ever *normal* sweater, so i just took the jump and tried. When i didn't know what to do (i learned new increases on this one), i turned to Amy's videos or searched the forum. It wasn't easy, but it definitely fills me with pride to look at it :teehee:.

monzogary
11-14-2007, 04:17 PM
That is a really great sweater - cables are always nice!

winterblues
11-15-2007, 10:15 PM
Superb work!!! :cheering:

marykz
11-16-2007, 10:15 AM
that looks fabulous!!! (and he's a cutie too!) what an impressive project, and that yarn is perfect for it.

alleusion
11-16-2007, 08:29 PM
What a gorgeous sweater! I love the cables. This is totally something I could see someone buying at a store. Great job!

Tutu Carol
11-16-2007, 09:44 PM
Holy Cow, it is beautiful !!!!!

mks22300
11-17-2007, 01:01 AM
Wow, it's fabulous! :thumbsup:

callmesusan
11-17-2007, 01:40 AM
Wow! that's an awesome sweater. What a lucky man!

Quiltlady
11-18-2007, 07:20 PM
You did a wonderful job on the sweater. Looks like a work of art.:woohoo:

ArtLady1981
11-20-2007, 04:37 AM
Oh YUM! What a great sweater! Love the color and yarn you selected. It really put the overall appearance of the sweater in the next category of GREAT!

KnittingNat
11-20-2007, 02:16 PM
Oh YUM! What a great sweater! Love the color and yarn you selected. It really put the overall appearance of the sweater in the next category of GREAT!
Oh, man! With all these gorgeous bed jackets going on, you forgot that you've already gave me the compliments :aww:! Well, it's fun to receive them again :woot:And thank you again :muah:

loveswildflowers
11-21-2007, 02:59 PM
WOW! That is one gorgeous piece of knitting. I'd be so proud if I were you! An heirloom that anybody should be pleased to wear!
:yay: