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ArtLady1981 10-02-2007 09:15 PM

WIP: "Max"...a manly pullover!
 
Hi"ya! :waving:

Well, I did what I said I wasn't gonna do EVER AGAIN: knit a second sweater for my DH! He is a hot body, and doesn't wear sweaters 'n' coats often.

I have the swatching done...hanks all wound into neat little cakes (17 of them!) and will cast on tonight!

"Max" is a new design from Elsebeth Lavold's newest book:
The Walk in The Park Collection!

I am not using her signature yarn. I am using STASH yarn! :cheering:
(Araucania Atacama in Colorway 506...100% alpaca). It is supposedly a worsted weight yarn, however, I did NOT like it for worsted wt patterns. The stocking stitch is too loosey-goosey IMHO. May work better with other worsted patterns.

Araucania Atacama is a perfect DK weight using US 6 needles! 22st knit to a perfect 4"...and is not too compact nor tight. Yeah!

"Max" ....a manly pullover! (photo from book, worth posting, huh?!)



My Yarn: DH likes its "camouflage" coloration!


My un-blocked, un-tweaked gauge swatch:


Closeup of the pattern stitch:


Here's the book:

sue in canada 10-02-2007 10:21 PM

That looks like a great pattern. Love your choice of yarn.

momwolf 10-02-2007 10:51 PM

Wow nice guy I mean sweater

cam90066 10-03-2007 01:39 AM

Yum! Love the colorway of the yarn. :)

It's darn near impossible to keep up with your creative productions. Every time I return to this forum seems you've posted another de-lish piece. ;)

cam

Jan in CA 10-03-2007 02:20 AM

It will be beautiful!

AnotherBecca 10-03-2007 04:17 AM

Great colors! It's going to be a fab sweater! And I mean fab in the most manly possible way!

KnittingNat 10-03-2007 04:42 AM

ArtLady, it looks like a great pattern! Are you sure the pattern will show with the variegated yarn? Did you make a swatch with the pattern?

PurlyGyrl 10-03-2007 09:26 AM

Thanks for posting the photos--I can't take my :eyes: eyes of the handsome - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -ummmmmmmm - - - - -sweater, yeah, sure, that's right, the sweater. :teehee:

nonny2t 10-03-2007 11:13 AM

That is going to be a fantastic sweater!

ArtLady1981 10-03-2007 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KnittingNat (Post 974108)
ArtLady, it looks like a great pattern! Are you sure the pattern will show with the variegated yarn? Did you make a swatch with the pattern?

No, I didn't swatch with the pattern. :pout: I did think about the "pattern" on a field of "tweed" colors...you're right...the pattern won't 'pop' as much as with solid color yarn...but I think the pattern will texturize the overall look. The arms are solid st st.

I haven't gotten too far on the BACK. I think I will make a swatch later today. Will post it here for feedback.

Stay tuned.

If I don't like it, :eyes: or if it is horrid...I would change patterns rather than yarn. I want to use this yarn. He likes it. :eyebrow:


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