View Full Version : Manly Sweater Complete

03-09-2007, 04:01 PM
For everyone out there who is knitting this sweater, beware of the sleeve length! I did the large size exactly to pattern (pattern is from the stitch n' bitch book) and the sleeves were way too long. Thanks to some people on this forum I was able to shorten the sleeves without unraveling them entirely and knit an 8 row 2x2 ribbing on the cuffs. I'm so happy with how this came out and so is the Manly Man who will wear it...my hubby!

03-09-2007, 04:20 PM
WOW :cheering: Looking VERY manly.You did a excellent job on manly sweater :woot:

03-09-2007, 05:37 PM
That looks great! Congrats on the sleeves! I probably would have just cried... :)


03-09-2007, 05:39 PM
Thanks Julie,

I didn't mention that I've been knitting for less than a year and this was my first sweater or large knitting project. This project has made me a more confident knitter and I'm looking forward to my next one!


03-09-2007, 05:46 PM
I love the way it came out! :cheering: :cheering:

May have to make one for my own DH :)

03-09-2007, 05:49 PM
:noway: WOW now I'm even more impressed :notworthy: :woot: :woohoo:

03-09-2007, 06:15 PM
that sweater looks great! i'm sure your husband loves it!

03-09-2007, 06:23 PM
Very attractive sweater, and it looks like a perfect fit! :cheering:


03-09-2007, 07:29 PM
Very, very nice!

03-12-2007, 11:51 AM
That looks SOOO good!! It was worth the trouble, and I bet it made you feel great that you could fix the sleeves!!

I want to make that sweater for my DH too. He's very tall and likes things over sized so I think it might take forever :teehee: but he's worth it! Someday, LOL!

Btw, what yarn did you use?

Jan in CA
03-12-2007, 12:32 PM
That's a great looking sweater!

03-12-2007, 12:41 PM
Great job! I'm so glad you were able to fix the sleeves with out to much heart ache! :cheering:

03-12-2007, 06:24 PM
Every sweater you do, it becomes a little easier I have found! Great job btw!

03-13-2007, 11:36 AM
Wow, that looks great! Very manly indeed. and he looks great in it.

03-13-2007, 11:48 AM
Well done!

I'm with Nikki - looks wonderful on him! What a brave first sweater knit!

03-14-2007, 03:22 PM
That is gorgeous, I love the pattern.

My hubby has a similar build to yours so one of those sweaters would be really nice for one of my future projects, guess I'll go pick up that book you mentioned.

03-15-2007, 07:30 AM
Wow! It looks great!!

03-15-2007, 11:18 AM
That's looks great and like it fits him well too~~!! It also looks comfy~!