Summer Sweater is done!

Iacobvs's picture

Finished the sweater I was working on for my upcoming vacation week in Province town.

The pattern for this sweater is a free offering from Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-summer-tweed-top-down-v-neck

As you can see from the attached photos, I modified the pattern to my tastes. First of all, I used Lion Brand “Recycled Cotton” yarn (72% cotton, 26% acrylic, 2% other) in “Seashells” for color A and “Marine” for Color B. I opted not to go with the rolled cuffs and hems and instead used a reverse stocking knit stitch followed by a short rib. This leaves the cuffs and hem loose and casual. I also found that the neck opening in the original pattern was too wide for my tastes, so I used the reversed stocking knit and ribbing to help bring it in more.

I like the feel of the recycled cotton yarn and, over all, am happy I used it. It suited my purpose just fine for a casual, “just in case” sweater to take on vacation. After all, I’m driving to P-Town and meeting friends there, so I can pack the car with all the outfits I want.

Now that this is done, I can get to work on projects for my upcoming church bazaar in November and then, the “Christmas Sweater” for 2010.

I will be in Province town from August 7 to 14. If anyone else is in town at that time, let me know. Would love to sit and have a drink with another knitter from MWK

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Comments

WillyG's picture

I listened to a book about

I listened to a book about Ptown, and I'm envious! Have a great time. I like your mods to the sweater. Nice work!

PieintheSky88's picture

One of my many complaints

One of my many complaints about men's sweater patterns can be that they just don't look wearable. That sweater looks so comfy, I'm actually jealous! Excellent work, I hope you're enjoying it =)

Joe

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Kerry's picture

Your sweater looks good

Your sweater looks good Jaques, I've been looking at this pattern recently and wondering whether to try it. Have a good holiday.

TomH's picture

Looks very nice. Good work.

Looks very nice. Good work. Have a great time in Ptown.