Archive - Oct 27, 2005

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Little sweaters

Little sweater

Here's a little sweater that I just finished.  It's knitted up in a sport weight yarn from Brown Sheep.  It's actually a bit smaller than the it's supposed to be, as I forgot to switch to the larger needles when I finished the collar ribbing.  I ended up knitting the whole thing on size 1 needles and added a couple of rows to each sleeve and three rows to the overall length to compensate.  The sleeves look a bit wierd to me...I'm thinking they might be better without the bit of ribbing at the cuffs.

Looking for patterns for men by men!

Hello knitter men!

I know that your site is used to promote knitting among men and I think it's great! In fact, I would love to help out!

I work for South West Trading Company (www.soysilk.com) aquiring new patterns to support our yarns. As part of our Summer '06 line, we have introduced a yarn called Twize. It is an 8-ply, 100% bamboo yarn and has a very special color just for you men out there. It is called Twen (as in men!)

The purpose of my post here is to see if there is anyone interested in designing a pattern out of this yarn. I would love to promote it as a pattern for men, by men! It need not be anything complex. I'm thinking of simple vest or something along those lines.  Of course you would be given the credit for the pattern and I would be more than delighted to compensate you with any yarn of your choice for your time and talent.