First off, I need to say that I DO love this sweater (and the guy that's wearing it!) but if ever there was a sweater project that could suck the knitting mojo from the soul, this would be it. The pattern is a stinker and would be better if it were offered free and reworked. I've discussed that over on my Ravelry page. I'll just say that in the end, after over a year of knitting and ripping and repeating, the sweater is...finally...finished and beautiful. My son loves it and fits him to a "t"!
|The yarn is machine washable wool, Cascade 220 Superwash. Easy care for a young man to manage.|
|Did you hear me yowl on Christmas Eve when I was putting in the zipper?|
|My first sweater zipper, finally I hand sewed it.|
|The pattern does not explain the short row shaping for the hood, but once you figure it out, it comes out well.|
|The fit is perfect.|