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After a slight delay caused by very long extremities the Love Sweater is complete. This quick knit took a total of 6 days to knit. At 3.5 sts to the inch and 3 rows to the inch I am sure it is easy to understand why. The boy picked out the sweater on one of our trips to Barnes and Noble and the yarn at MDS&W ’08. I wasn’t sure how the yarn would knit up at first but I rather like the fabric it turned out. I think I am also becoming a Rowan convert. Once I had bound off the sweater, I handed it over and we promptly broke up keeping with knitterly sweater traditions. 😉
The boy outside in his warm woolen sweater.
Self portrait of the sweater
Description: Love sweater for the boy.
Pattern: Berkshire Pullover by Margrit Lohrer from Weekend Knitting
Yarn used: 8.66 skeins of Rowan Big Wool Colorway 34 (100% merino wool ) 100 g / 87 yds
Care Instructions: hand wash
Needle Size: US 13
Modifications: I knit everything a little longer to fit the boy’s lankiness.
Finished Size: 41.5″ chest. The length measurements were about 3″ longer each.
Date Started: 10/5/2008
Date Completed: 10/17/2008
Notes: No notes. 🙂
Posing on the stairs
Look at the camera please.
Oh did I take the picture too soon?
Finally a decent smile and he’s sitting still. 😀