Lincoln Green Sweater


Remember this post about making my husband a sweater?  Well I have started one!  It is a top down vee neck raglan design with Ella Rae Classic Heather in this fantastic green.  I am designing it based on this pattern .

I measured one of his favorite sweaters and am using those measurements for the design of this raglan.  I am figuring that since he can try it on as I knit, I can be very accurate in the fit.  So far my plan is stockinette for the body but I might change my mind.  Once the raglan increases are done and I join the body I can think of what I want to do with stitch designs.

For some reason I am loving heathered yarns this season.  Have you been attracted to a specific yarn quality since fall has started?

Comments

  1. He's going to LOVE it!!! I'll often reach for the heathers, too; I think they can make a plain knit just look more classy (although that may have come from memories of knitting years ago when there weren't so many wonderful color choices!!!)

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  2. What a beautiful yarn! I have never used a heather yarn, but I think that needs to be changed. How nice for your husband to have a custon fit sweater knit by his sweetie!xx

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  3. It's a gorgeous yarn! Can't wait to see the sweater :)

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  4. That yarn is stunning. I love heathered yarns, and I do think they fit this seasons particularly well.

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  5. The colour is absolutely stunning - it'll be so lovely to have made a sweater for your loved one... so far I'm only brave enough to do it for the under 5's because they don't seem to mind if I make a mess of them!

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  6. it's beautiful karen, and will make a gorgeous sweater. i've been feeling guitly since my husband has hinted for a new sweater too.

    i love heathers, one of my favorites ever.
    xxx

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  7. Wow, it's wonderful. I love the green. I'm excited to watch your progress. I need the inspiration to take on "the big one".

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  8. I love that color on a guy. I can't wait to see the finished project! I kind of like chunky yarn right now because it gives me a quick crafting fix :)

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  9. It is going to be gorgeous!!! I love top down raglans..they are the ultimate true knit to me....
    and I can knit them. I love no seams and I love the yarn you choose.

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  10. That is such nice yarn to use. It looks like a great color for a man's sweater too- I always have trouble finding a color that is hubby approved!

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  11. I love heathers too (although I really don't have many yarns like that at the moment). I think it's the variegated look and texture and depth that the 'heathering' gives it. The color is very appealing too. I haven't done a husband sweater yet. Still have to finish mine that's been stuck in a rut. Yarns I like recently? I find myself drawn more to wines & burgundy and plum and rust...

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  12. I have never tried heathers before but might have to now! I can't wait to see it when it's done.

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  13. I'm going to have to get busy before I can say I have a seasonal preference. Your yarn is beautiful. O.K., it's my favorite this season... call me lazy.

    Blessings, Debbie

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  14. I'm also loving heathered yarns this fall. I don't have any, and probably won't be able to buy any soon, but every time I see one I think of the possibilities. I can't wait to see your design come along as you knit it!

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  15. I love the color AND the name. What a great yarn! I am loving really deep, deep colors this season...

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  16. Oooo...such a pretty colour - one of my favorites. I haven't been into a yarn shop yet this new season, so haven't had a chance to be drawn in by any. But it's only a matter of time :-)

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