Used recycled thrift store sweater cottons (all GAP mens). Charted designs for the camera (dad’s a professional photog) and rescaled the ’$’ (for dad’s investing).
From the new book ‘Guy Knits: Sweaters & Vests' from Best of Knitters. Borrowed book from lib…I could see making more of the projects. Pattern was very easy. Dad, who's 83, wears mostly jeans but has gray slacks and navy blazer. He volunteers at VA so felt the coloration made this a versatile, easy piece to wear and the designs were fun, but at the same time, subtle.
Mods: worked short row shoulders (w/3-ndl BO) and didn’t do back neck shaping being dad’s a bit stooped so wanted the back neck raised a bit.
Thought the contrasting thread on the buttons was nice touch. Very happy with results. (But fear it may be tad small. Stranded knitting works up tighter for me so should’ve probably done L to get Med.) Took about 10 days start to finish.
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Last edited by cam90066 : 08-13-2008 at 12:52 PM.
Reason: Corrected name of book
BTW, I should qualify my use of the word 'easy.' The pattern, itself, was easy. But using anywhere from 4-6 cakes of unplied yarn and their accompanying 'threads' wasn't much fun (can we say tangles?). Also, working the patterns from the WS, esp when they were partial images, was mentally taxing. This'd work up easier if done ITR.