Lincoln Green Sweater Complete


I finished my husband's sweater this weekend.  It was a lot of knitting (two sleeves and neck) but I did it and I am overall quite pleased with the results.  For the edging of his sweater, I did a 4 x 4 broken rib (the purl was replaced with garter stitch) pattern so it would not be too wavy.  I finished the bottom of the body and the sleeves with five ridges of garter stitch.




I am not thrilled with the neck line but he wanted a VERY short vee neck shaping.  I think it should be a deeper vee neck.  Whatever-he is very very happy with it.  I also decided to make the neck line overlap so there would be more elasticity.  I am notorious for making neck bind offs too tight and always ripping out.  I succeeded in doing this neck ribbing one time only :)



I really liked this universal pattern, however I wish they would give a standard raglan measurement.  I was supposed to measure one of his raglan garments for the number, guess what?  He does not own any!  So I did the raglan shaping with pure guessing and he tried it on to make sure I was on the right track.  That is one glorious benefit to top down knitting!!!

Comments

  1. What an accomplishment! It looks great. Interesting about the necklines. I am worried about the neckline on my oldest son's sweater. Since I was worried, I bound off really loosely. Now I am doubly concerned!

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  2. A handsome sweater. I like the color as well. What a bIg accomplishment. Little projects for little ones are quick, so you should feel a sense of even more joy at completing a large project (for someone special, no less). -heather

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the color and the pattern. You are amazing. When do you do most of your knitting? I would love to be able to knit with you so we could chat and I could learn oh so much!
    Congrats!
    xo,
    Ang (Peach Coglo)

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  4. oh it's BEAUTIFUL karen! well done! how wonderful it looks, your husband must be thrilled and so very proud of you. okay, now i've got to queue a sweater for my husband too, he's been hinting for awhile.

    great great job!

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  5. That sweater looks great! And I think you rock for knitting for your husband! My DH yearns for me to knit him a sweater - problem is that he is 6ft 6 - that's ALOTTA knitting! ;o)

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  6. It looks great! Nice work :) I love it.

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  7. Looks great! Love the color!

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  8. Great great knit up! He will be warm and happy in it!

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  9. You did a great job. I love the color and your work is beautiful. blessings ~ tanna

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  10. Wow! I was actually going to say I like the high v on his sweater.

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  11. Wow, you are so clever. Your stitches are perfect. Am sure your husband feels very snug wrapt up in your love. Katie x

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  12. Karen, it just beautiful and your husband is very blessed!
    Thank you for the well wishes. I'm not 100%, but am getting better.

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  13. I just love everything about this sweater--the color is especially festive for the season! Lucky guy!

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  14. What a beautiful color and pattern.....your knitting just never ceases to amaze me! It is so perfect. I am still working on scarfs and hats but slowly and surely will work my way up to a sweater one day!

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  15. A beautiful fit! Well done. My husband won't wear sweaters. I guess I'm just going to have to figure out how to make hooded sweatshirts... hmph. I think I'll just keep shopping penneys for him and knitting for my non existent grandbaby. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  16. It's awesome Karen and looks fantastic! Okay, so can I ask you a question then? Do you think this pattern is a great start for beginners? I really want to try a sweater but am frozen from intimidation. I would love your opinion!
    xo

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  17. The sweater has turned out beautifully. I love it. Clever you. I'm sure it will keep him warm this winter. Jacinta

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  18. Wow! Your husband's sweater turned out soooo nice. It fits really well (something I always worry about when I knit a sweater for someone), and the color is gorgeous and very masculine. I like the simple details of this pattern: the garter cuffs, cross-over ribbed neckband, and raglan shaping. Beautiful.

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