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Old 12-29-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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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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Old 12-30-2008, 02:53 PM   #12
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Hi,

New member here and I'd love to join you. I'm hoping that participating in a KAL will allow me to finish my husband's sweater!

I was hoping to finish this sweater by Christmas, but I decided to work on other things instead like making him socks. I've finished decreasing the armhole and almost done with the back. I'm using Wool-ease in grey, two strands at the same time. It's nice, because this sweater knits up fast. He doesn't want me to add the zipper though. To see a picture of this pattern, go to:

http://www.patonsyarns.com/patternbook.php?PBS=500840

It's the two strand pullover.
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Old 12-31-2008, 12:55 PM   #13
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I want to make either a sweater or vest for my hubby, because he LOVES sweaters.

I've found a few patterns that I like, but most of them don't have his size.

He's a big guy - bouncer size. (Size 3X) Love him!
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:49 AM   #14
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I don't know if you've seen this one--it's fairly simple, but you could probably add some color or other embellishments if you wanted to:

http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/biggentspullover.htm
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:13 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Marria View Post
I don't know if you've seen this one--it's fairly simple, but you could probably add some color or other embellishments if you wanted to:
http://www.knitlist.com/98gift/biggentspullover.htm
Yes, I've seen that one before, but it's not really my hubby's style. I have found a few that fit him. I just need to buckle down and buy a truckload of yarn to make one of them!
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:36 PM   #16
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you could try the top down raglan patterns that are deduced by measurements. that would be his size with certainty.

My hubby is a sweater lovin' kinda guy. I may join you!
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:06 PM   #17
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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....
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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Old 01-04-2009, 08:51 PM   #18
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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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Originally Posted by robynbird View Post
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.
Definitely join in! This thread is going to be my motivation to keep knitting through the zillion yards of yarn it's going to take to finish my husband's sweater!
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Old 01-04-2009, 08:58 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
Yes, I've seen that one before, but it's not really my hubby's style. I have found a few that fit him. I just need to buckle down and buy a truckload of yarn to make one of them!

That's cool that you found a pattern that will fit him that he'll wear.

Even though I've finished just the back piece of my husband's sweater, I feel like I've knit a small afghan! I totally hear you about the "truckload" of yarn.
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