Hey Dudes, I've just finished my first Jumper! I can't wait for the crap weather...
Well done! Looks like the fit is perfect and the yarn choice really shows off your skills as a knitter and the beauty of the cables in the pattern.
I've some notes on the pattern at home but I've only the internet at work , so off the top of my head... the wool is Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed. It cost me a sodding fortune but the woman at our local wool shop lets me pay for it a ball at a time - I think it's part of her outreach program (she also does needle exchange but I'm off the hard shit at the mo). It was my enthusiasm for the yarn that kept me going when things got tough. It was only when I’d completely finished the back that I realised I knitted the cables upside down. I won’t be making that mistake again. Frogging can be quite emotional.
I took the pattern from Erika Knight’s book of 'Men’s Knits'. Easy to follow, good photography with some vaguely hot models. A large selection to cover all tastes. I used the reccomended wool and needles. The size worked out OK though the neck is a bit saggy.
PurlyMan. The sewing of the bits together was my favourite bit! - I've a book called 'Knit Aid' First Aid for knitters or something along those lines. It has lots of really basic techniques/stiches etc. I'd have been lost without it.
KnitManiac. We're having a late burst of Sun, the news people are referring to it as an Indian Summer. We don't get much sun in Hull, an awful lot of pastey bodies are being exhibited in parks, mine included.
Thomas - Nice but for the record, I'm HardCore. Grr.
Thanks again - I don't comment much but I'm here quite regular. All the man-knitting is inspirational
That's great. Just the thought of sewing pieces together scares me and for this to be your first is amazing. It looks great - I love the cables!! Congratulations.
Congratulations! Looks great and looks like a bit of a tough one to tackle first up too!!
It looks awesome! I love me some cables and some tweed yarn! Impressive for being your first jumper.
“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
-- E. Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears
Gorgeous sweater, kudos! I love the pattern and the tweed yarn. I second Joe in wanting more info.
Your jumper looks great, love the cables.
Very nice!! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.
Great sweater!! Nice color and the fit looks perfect!!! Enjoy it!!--David
Cute! And the sweater is adorable too!
That's a very nice sweater. I thought you were already having the crap weather up there in East Yorkshire.
Very impressed to read that this is your first jumper...it came out quite beautifully and you seemed to have used the exact right yarn for this sweater design.
Do you have any particulars on the pattern, the yarn, etc.?
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