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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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Great colors! It's going to be a fab sweater! And I mean fab in the most manly possible way!
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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?
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Thanks for posting the photos--I can't take my eyes of the handsome - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -ummmmmmmm - - - - -sweater, yeah, sure, that's right, the sweater.
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That is going to be a fantastic sweater!
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Originally Posted by KnittingNat View Post
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. 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, or if it is horrid...I would change patterns rather than yarn. I want to use this yarn. He likes it.
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