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Old 10-02-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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WIP: "Max"...a manly pullover!
Hi"ya!

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!
(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:
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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That looks like a great pattern. Love your choice of yarn.
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Wow nice guy I mean sweater
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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.

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Old 10-03-2007, 04:17 AM   #6
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Great colors! It's going to be a fab sweater! And I mean fab in the most manly possible way!
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:12 PM   #7
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OK, here are a couple photos of the 'pattern swatch'....two repeats across, one repeat tall. Had to pin it out in lieu of blocking.

Tell me honestly, will it be ok with this yarn and pattern together?

Or do you really think I should search for a different pattern for this yarn...

I have not gotten beyond the ribbing, so I can easily FROG and start a new pattern with this gorgeous yarn.





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Here is a different pattern swatch. Anyone want to weigh in on it's appearance VS the other pattern swatch??

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I think it will look great with the pattern you chose. Of course,everything you knit looks perfect and if anyone can pull this off, it's you ~

Can you tell I admire your talent?
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Maybe the original pattern will show more on a bigger piece...On the swatches the second pattern shows better, IMHO. Though i'm pretty sure that everything that you'll do will turn out gorgeous
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