My first sweater! Yahoo!!

TheKnittingMill's picture

I did it!--fought through the anxiety and fear to finish my first sweater. It's truly a great sense of accomplishment! The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-ease Chunky in Walnut and I downloaded the pattern, "Saturday Morning Hoodie" from their website, www.lionbrand.com. It was surprisingly a bit easier than I ever thought it would be. The only daunting part was doing the finishing work on the pockets. I still have to attach the button loops and buttons but was to anxious to wait to post.

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BuduR's picture

Grats! it looks

Grats! it looks great!

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Gregory Patrick's picture

Good job, man! Dude, I have

Good job, man! Dude, I have to think a sweater and a pair o' sox has to be the final exam for qualifying for a black belt in knitting. Love the pic!

Bill's picture

TERRRRIFFIC!!! ...love the

TERRRRIFFIC!!!

...love the wide ribbing on the pockets!

Craig's picture

I I agree with every

I I agree with every statement everyone else has said. Ecellent work.
E

RCC's picture

Beautiful........what an

Beautiful........what an accomplishment for a first sweater. Such a great fit. I have the yarn and pattern sitting in my next project(s) pile!

Good for you! I saw the

Good for you! I saw the sweater pattern and thought it loooked nice. The grey color suits the pattern (and YOU) very well.
Congrats!

eyedoc's picture

That's outstanding!! I

That's outstanding!!

I have several sweaters I would love to tackle but too afraid to start one! Keep up the great work!
Shawn

purlyman's picture

That looks great! For me

That looks great! For me it's always the finishing work that I dread. And I've only worked in the round... never a cardigan and no sewing!! Congrats!

I do cardies in the round

I do cardies in the round and this one would be easy to do. Give it a try, what's to lose?

V's picture

Looks great! I want to make

Looks great! I want to make one now!

albert's picture

Congratulations! The

Congratulations! The sweater is beautiful and I must say is a rather audatious project for a first attempt. I have yet to try a cardiagan, let alone one with a hood and pockets! You have inspired us all.

!! I think you should

!! I think you should knit hoodies for your dogs so we can have a family portrait! Nice Job!!

Great looking sweater, and a

Great looking sweater, and a good fit. Congratulations on your choice of first sweater. Post again with buttons and loops.

scottly's picture

And a fine sweater it is.

And a fine sweater it is. What a great look!!!! Now I'm jealous.

I wish I were knitting now.

gardenerstitch's picture

The sweater looks great!

The sweater looks great! Now that you've tackled that project, what's next?

crmartin's picture

Fantastic job! Looks like a

Fantastic job! Looks like a beautiful sweater.

Randy

PeterMark's picture

Congrats! I'm inspired.

Congrats! I'm inspired. I've bought yarn and have a simple pattern in mind, but haven't given it a try yet. In the meantime, I've discovered a pattern I'd rather do with more expensive yarn, so as you can tell I'm still sort of in "afraid to give it a try" mode while I continue making socks, hats and/or scarves. One of these days.

Peter

MMario's picture

Awesome! Isn';t the relief

Awesome! Isn';t the relief great? Sweater looks pretty good as well.MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!
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Asplund's picture

Looks great - and

Looks great - and comfortable too! Could you post more pictures, please? I'd love to see some details too!
Asplund

kiwiknitter's picture

Yes, please! Knit like the

Yes, please!

Knit like the wind!

Stephen450's picture

A great looking sweater on a

A great looking sweater on a great looking guy. What a combination!!

ManMadeKnits's picture

That's an awesome sweater,

That's an awesome sweater, man!

PaxKnitter's picture

Great job! Sounds like it's

Great job! Sounds like it's a good sweater for a first sweater project. I may have to stick this in my queue.

Peace,
Paul