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Old 12-22-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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Husband Sweater KAL
Is anyone interested in a husband sweater KAL?

You've picked the husband, so you pick the pattern!

After reviewing many patterns with my husband, he's agreed on the Alpine Zip-Neck Pullover, which was free from the Lion Brand website. It's knitted with Wool-Ease (no full wool for him, as it needed to be easy to care for), and goes up to size XL.



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...-neck-pullover

Because he's big and tall, I had to re-size the pattern based on a pullover he owns. I purchased my 11 skeins of Lion's Brand (same colors as pattern indicated), knitted up my swatches, and cast on 128 stitches for the back piece.

Please join in if you're interested!

Otherwise, feel free to check-in and read about the progress(?) of this sweater.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:47 PM   #2
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Nice sweater! I haven't got a husband and don't think my BF would wear one like that. Besides, he'd like his all in wool....
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:17 AM   #3
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I'd love to, HOWEVER.......


I told my dh that I won't knit for him until he quits smoking (too many burn holes in his clothing from him being careless with lit cigarettes)
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Old 12-23-2008, 04:44 AM   #4
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Nice sweater, bet he'll look great in it.

Mine can't wear sweaters at all, always far too warm, but I am starting a pair of socks for him.
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suzeeq - I had to show my husband many, many different sweater patterns and pictures before we finally narrowed it down to the type of sweater that he would actually wear. There is no way I would ever attempt this without his signing off on the pattern.

LilHuskiesFootBallMom - That would be deal-breaker for me too. My husband is "tough" on his clothes, so I'm a little worried that he won't treat it with the proper respect!

Debkcs - I think socks are a great idea! I was concerned that my husband would be too hot and was actually thinking of doing a sweater in cotton.

I've gotten about an inch of ribbing done on the back piece, and hope to get a lot more progress made over the next week, as I'm going to be gone on a driving-intensive vacation. Nothing says driving vacation knitting to me more than endless inches of stockinette stitch!
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:00 AM   #6
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Nice pattern, is not easy to knit for a guy cos of his height and it gotta be a big piece. I admired u for that. i had knitted my DH a long sleeve cotton yarn sweater many years back, and it still fix him ,however is the weight of the sweater that puts him off from wearing , and bringing it out for holiday.

Good luck with your knitting,
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
Nice sweater! I haven't got a husband and don't think my BF would wear one like that. Besides, he'd like his all in wool....
And you know what they say about the 'boyfriend sweater syndrome'!

Never knit him a sweater til ya got the ring!
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I've returned from my vacation...boo...but was able to complete the entire back piece of my husband's sweater!

It took almost 3 full skeins of Wool-Ease...almost 600 yards...all in the darker gray! It measures 30 inches long and 28 inches wide at the widest part.

Here's a pic of it. I had to use some of my kitchen knives to hold down the edges.



Either tonight or tomorrow evening, I'll cast on (128 stitches!) for the bottom ribbing for the front piece. At least the front is broken up a bit (after 20 inches!) with the light gray split square in the top half.

I would really love to finish this before winter ends, so my husband could at least wear it a couple of times, but I'm not so sure if that's going to happen.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:57 PM   #9
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That is nice
That sweater is very nice. I'd love to knit one for my dh but he doesn't wear sweaters...darn.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #10
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I may join in! I started a sweater for DH months ago but put it off. I'm almost to the arm hole decreases on the back and I know he'd love me to get working on it.
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