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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Happy Husband cardigan

"Happy Husband" cardigan now finally finished,  I have been searching and trying for years. It feels quite selfish to only ever haven knitten him a scarf. It was design by trial and error. Total time more than one year,  If I count the times I started off with other yarns and design ideas it took a decade. But here it is and he is happy.

I have tried off in 3 different yarns, first it was too thin and soft (feminine) then it was too thick and coarse (tchy). I started over many times, to get the needle size right, to get the pattern right (finally settled on seedstitch) and to get the design/proportions right. I wanted to knit something that was fully fashioned and slim fit, as I hate oversized sweaters. The design is contiguous top-down principle developed for this yarn size and with sophisticated fully fashioned detailing. By the way I'm also happy that my idea has now finally worked out and it's finished. I thank this last yarn to the kind donation from @Ivo and @annemarie who collected this vintage Hema Fisherman Wool from and old lady. Delivered to me by @inge_noordijk. Combined with a couple of skeins Drops Andes. I used pensize 6mm, thinner than recommended for Drops Andes, but that gives the work more body, and hence creates a more masculine result



This model is worked seamlessly from top-down using the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, (“SusieM” on Ravelry)
Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch


Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch


Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch

Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch

Happy Husband cardigan by Knitbitch




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