View Full Version : Portuguese Fisherman's Sweater
12-01-2007, 03:29 PM
Thank you all - my husband had asked me if I could knit a sweater for him like the one he got in Portugal. :knitting: I told him to let me try a cheap copy of my own (much like his) first as a trial. The first hurdle I faced was figuring out what the pattern stitch framing the cables was. I posted in the questions forum, including photos - and got a couple of responses saying it looked like ... uh, I've forgotten the stitch named because the suggestions were not quite right. :?? The stitch is a cluster stitch. I worked my trial using two strands of worsted weight acrylic, and shortened the body and sleeves and this is what I got ... It is too poofy, of course, and I will work the "trial" for my husband in a bulky acrylic. Actually, I should have worked his trial first - instead of raglan sleeves, it is a bill-board sweater (straight up & down) with drop sleeves - much easier, I think. On the other hand, I have gotten lots of compliments on my poofy sweater! :woot:
It's very pretty! I like the color. I'm really impressed that you designed it yourself!
Wow, you reverse engineered a sweater! That is great.
12-01-2007, 05:09 PM
12-02-2007, 10:51 AM
:woot: wow...it looks wonderful!! Great job :thumbsup:
Jan in CA
12-02-2007, 02:16 PM
That is so cute!
12-02-2007, 02:18 PM
:woot: Sweet! :woot:
12-02-2007, 02:48 PM
Very nice :)
12-02-2007, 03:22 PM
Really nice well done x
12-12-2007, 01:02 AM
That looks very nice, and I like the color too. Great job. :)
12-12-2007, 04:38 PM
Is this sample size or husband size? :-) It looks good. The head opening looks a little small though.
12-12-2007, 06:00 PM
it looks great! it looks very soft and comfy!
12-14-2007, 02:05 AM
I think it is GREAT! :thumbsup: You should be very proud of this accomplishment! I like the "billboard" style, too...straight up for the body pieces, and drop shoulders for the sleeves. Thank you for sharing your work with us!
12-14-2007, 08:51 PM
I too am impressed with the reverse engineering. One day I aspire to be able to do such things. For scarves its one thing but sweaters eek. :)
12-15-2007, 12:33 PM
Nice job!! The color is very pretty.
12-15-2007, 10:56 PM
Very impressive! That's so great that you copied the design- I am sure your DH will love his, too!