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Olha 09-08-2013 03:50 PM

FO: Lil' Gentleman's Sweater
The title says it. I made a 'grown up' sweater for my son. I asked him "to look busy" and these are the photos I got. The raglan line is a bit strange because I used kfb increase, and it's a bit raised... I didn't like it at first but then made peace with it. The yarn is 60% wool, 40% alpaca, brought from Ukraine last May. I had to buy a new travelling bag because I discovered that natural fibre yarns are so much cheaper there :)

Also, it took me a year (A YEAR!) to finish it when I was working full-time and studying part-time. (Now I am in school full-time). Also, this is the first big-ish project with Sport weight yarn and 3 mm needles. Now I feel much more comfortable with fine yarns thanks to this little sweater.

Thanks for looking!

GrumpyGramma 09-08-2013 04:01 PM

A very handsome Gentleman's Sweater indeed! The increases look great to me. Such a handsome young gentleman to wear it too.

Jan in CA 09-08-2013 04:01 PM

:inlove: Your son is adorable and the sweater looks awesome! I actually like a KFB increase. It gives some nice detail with the bumps!

ABC's Mom 09-08-2013 04:47 PM

Very handsome!!! Both the son and the sweater.
Can you post the pattern name please? I'd like it to make my grandson someday when he's a little older.

salmonmac 09-08-2013 04:59 PM

Oh, very sophisticated. It really is a gorgeous sweater and your son looks so handsome and nonchalant in it (not so much busy but do the cool ever look busy?). Lovely work, Olha, per usual.

Woofens 09-08-2013 05:19 PM

Stunning! And such a nice sweater too :)

claireweber 09-08-2013 06:49 PM

I am awestruck :star: Beautiful work, and your son is absolutely adorable. I'll bet you're glad you were able to finish it before he outgrew it ;) Very nicely done!

Olha 09-08-2013 07:05 PM

There is no pattern, it's just a basic top down raglan. My mom was the one who shared her "recipe" and I made a few sweaters like that. But I found that sleeves were too wide and for this one I used Yarn Harlot's proportion for sleeves/body.

I cast on a number of stitches between two front raglan lines (sleeve 1, back, sleeve 2) and knit flat adding one stitch at the beginning and the end of every other row to make a V-neck. When I had the same number of added stitches for the front than those for the back, I joined the ends and knit in a round from that point on. (Note to self, and possibly some others: adding one stitch every three rows will make a deeper V and you won't have to worry if the head will go through) :)

jinxnit55 09-09-2013 01:23 AM

Awww...such a cute little guy! Love the sweater and pictures, thanks!

JudyD 09-09-2013 07:42 AM

Perfect sweater...Perfect model!

He gets my vote for Best Dressed!


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