View Full Version : My first argyle sweater!

01-04-2008, 11:55 AM
At last I have finished my first argyle sweater for my husband. I have made the lines in duplicate stitch but the colors then became duller and we decided (me and my husband) that without the lines the sweater looks more elegant and bright.

Yearn: Mondial Le Perle Gold Cashmere, 80 percent merino, 20 percent cashmere
50 g., 175 m. needle size 3 mm.

To be honest will never knit with that yarn any more! Every smallest fault or uneven stitch is extremely visible. Husband can’t wear that sweater over the shirt because every seam or fold of the shirt is visible and spoils the look of the sweater. Only advantage of this yarn – softness.

01-04-2008, 12:06 PM
That looks fantastic!!

01-04-2008, 12:09 PM
Wow, that looks awesome! :cheering:

01-04-2008, 12:17 PM
You may not like working with that yarn but the end result is outstanding. Just the right colour combination for your hubby as well. Very nice job!

01-04-2008, 12:30 PM
That looks amazing!! What pattern did you use? The only thing my husbands wants me to make him is an argyle sweater and I can't seem to find it anywhere. :nails: Figures, huh?

01-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Wow. You did a fabulous job!

01-04-2008, 12:52 PM
We are our own worst critics, I fear.

The sweater is beautiful! You did a lovely job!

01-04-2008, 12:59 PM
Gorgeous job!! WOW! WTG!:cheering:

01-04-2008, 01:15 PM
Very professional...well done

01-04-2008, 01:22 PM
Beautifully done! :hug:

I'm still struggling with my first dishrag (keep increasing).

01-04-2008, 01:39 PM
Thank You all for Your compliments. The pattern and description I will post later (I should scan). Now I should take to bed my two babies. In Lithuania now is evening (GMT+2).

01-04-2008, 02:03 PM
Wow I love it. It looks so professional!! love the color combination. you may have hated the yarn but the end result was AMAZING!!

01-04-2008, 02:15 PM
Your stitch work is amazing!! :) So clean and precise. Too bad the dupe st didn't work for you but the results are fabulous.


01-04-2008, 04:01 PM
The only sweater my husband wanted was argyle sweater too! I searched for the pattern also quite long. I used the 1st pattern for the relation between the argyles and the second scheme for the argyles themselves. If You will knit 1 row for 1 step You will get squat (low) argyles (sorry for my English). How many rows to knit You should decide by Yourself it depends how big do you want them, how thick is Your yarn etc. I knitted 3 samples to get the right size of the argyles.

I really enjoyed knitting the argyles but that plane back and sleeves…..

Good luck and much fun by knitting!

01-04-2008, 08:32 PM
:yay: Beautiful!

01-04-2008, 09:38 PM
:happydance: wow..that is is sooo pretty...you did a great job :thumbsup:

01-04-2008, 10:12 PM
That is beautifully done! :cheering:

01-04-2008, 10:18 PM
I can't believe how beautiful that is!!! You deserve a gold medal for such patience and fantastic work! :woohoo:

01-04-2008, 10:19 PM
Wow!! Beatiful work!!

sue in canada
01-04-2008, 11:21 PM
Looks great. Beautiful work.

01-05-2008, 02:53 AM
This is not a sweater! THIS IS ART! Wow! This is just extremely fine knitting! You should be so proud of this accomplishment!

I know what you mean about the stitches being irritatingly wonky.
I assume you blocked the sweater before seaming? Well, no matter, if you didn't...the stitches even out more after the first hand wash/hand rinse/flat to dry.

You used such a fine yarn! Very beautiful! Have you heard of Unicorn Fiber Wash and Fiber Rinse? I heard about it in a Wild Fibers Magazine...and immediately ordered it.

It is great on all my fine yarns and knitted garments. I mean, it has REALLY superior performance.

HERE (http://www.unicornfibre.com/) is a direct link. If you decide to take a look at the page...put your cursor over the words FIVE REASONS and a box will expand and tell you why it is a superior product! Very true!

It goes a long ways. I ordered the 16oz bottles. Now I am busy catching up on all my fine knits hand washing! I just love how everything is turning out!

Anyhoo, don't I sound like a Unicorn rep? :eyes:

01-05-2008, 03:09 AM
Thank You very much for the advice. No doubt I will order that Unicorn thing because I like then my articles look as neat as possible.

01-05-2008, 06:05 AM
What a beautiful work! And a lucky husband :thumbsup:

01-05-2008, 10:37 AM
Wow! This is beatiful work! Very impressive! Again, WOW!

01-05-2008, 12:01 PM

01-05-2008, 02:22 PM
Yowzers! Nice job! You'll have to give a review on the Unicorn washing stuff now and how it worked on this project.

01-06-2008, 03:57 AM
That is such a nice looking sweater. Very professional looking. Great job.

01-06-2008, 05:20 AM
Jolita, the sweater is wonderful, and as said above, very professional looking. And please, don't worry about your English, it's charming!

01-06-2008, 07:38 AM

01-06-2008, 11:39 AM
WOW! That is fantastic!! Great job! :inlove:

01-06-2008, 11:44 AM
Very nice :)

01-06-2008, 11:57 AM
What a gorgeous sweater! Wonderful work!

01-06-2008, 01:01 PM

01-06-2008, 03:31 PM
Pretty sweater. You did an amazing job knitting that! I don't know that my stitches would be quite so even.

01-06-2008, 04:28 PM
That looks fantastic!

01-06-2008, 08:04 PM

01-06-2008, 09:48 PM
soooooooo beautiful!

01-12-2008, 04:09 PM
Wow...fantastic job!

01-12-2008, 05:47 PM
Neat looking job.