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Grey Sweater - Qualified Perceptions
firstfrost
firstfrost
Grey Sweater
I finished this sweater for ilhander, which seems to have taken closer to forever than I might have expected. The original pattern is a vest; I added set-in sleeves to the armholes, which I am somewhat proud of figuring out, as sleeve caps are always a little mystifying to me. Blocking seems to have widened the V neck a bit; I can never seem to block sweaters without stretching one part or another. It's made with a Brown Sheep sport weight, which was an interesting change from the standard one-ply mohair-containing worsted that I use all the time. Who knew they had so many other yarns?

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bluepapercup From: bluepapercup Date: October 13th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a nice sweater! It fits him really well, too. V-necks are such a great choice for men.
merastra From: merastra Date: October 13th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, that looks great! Kudos for the sleeve fitting!
From: csbermack Date: October 14th, 2011 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)
That is fantastic work, and it looks fabulous on him. wow. And no wonder it took so long. Sport weight for an adult sweater is gorgeous but so... many... stitches... augh...

I admire your "make a sweater for a person" ability. The only sweater I've made turned out to be "Huh. This is not for me. Now I shall find the person I made this for."
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: October 14th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I am actually very hard to motivate to make things for myself. Someone else being enthusiastic about a thing is much more gratifying than having a thing! :)

I do sometimes make things for someone that turn out to be for someone else too, like the sweater that was too small for mjperson and desireearmfeldt yoinked, which was funny. :)
kelkyag From: kelkyag Date: October 14th, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice cables!

I am going to guess that adding the sleeves contributed to the broader V-neck, too. I would not be surprised if a vest pattern had narrower shoulders ending a bit further in than the body of a sweater pattern, so unless you made the sleeve caps extra deep, the shoulder section of the vest is going to be shifted outward a bit when worn.
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