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Old 12-01-2013, 06:12 AM   #1
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I knitted this for my DH. An easy knit with lots and lots and lots of cables. Didn't take long to learn how to do cables without a cable needle as using a cable needle became a pain.

It took me about 2 months to knit and longer to work up the courage to block. The jumper was a bit on the tight side prior to blocking and after coming to the mind set that I would frog and reknit it rather than it not being suitable to wear I bit the bullet and blocked it. I knew blocking would probably fix the size issue but procrastinated anyway. Blocked it last week. I used two plastic coated coat hangers inside the jumper body (knitted in the round) which allowed me to block it to size and then pinned on the inside of the hanger edge and got a great finish on the blocking project and yeah, it fits.

Finished just in time for summer but winter will be back here in Australia in about 6 months.

The pattern is DROPS Dreams of Aran The yarn is from Bendigo Woollen Mills 8ply Harvest in colour Laurel and knitted on 4mm needles.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:51 AM   #2
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Magnificent! It's a wonderful sweater, beautifully knit and the fit is perfect, too.
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Old 12-01-2013, 09:02 AM   #3
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Spectacular sweater!

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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Beautiful, Lorraine!!

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Old 12-01-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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Holy cow! What a beautiful sweater, and I love the color. Looks like it fits perfectly. Your DH is a lucky guy to have a wife who knit him such a lovely jumper (as you Aussies say)!
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:16 PM   #6
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Very beautifully done sweater. It took me a moment to realize those were not the pictures that accompany a pattern. That's well done. Magnificent indeed!
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Old 12-01-2013, 03:28 PM   #7
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Oh my goodness, that sweater is drop dead gorgeous! Wow! Your DH is a lucky guy!
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What an amazing sweater!


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Old 12-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #9
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Gosh that's stunning! I think two months is pretty quick for an undertaking like that. Great that it fits, and as you say, there's always next winter.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #10
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It looks spectacular and I am sure he loves it. You did a fabo job!!!
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