Sweaters

Brother's Sweater

I made this sweater for my gargantuan brother for his birthday in December.  It took six months to make due to his/its enormous size (the sweater has a 56" chest).  I adapted a basic sweater pattern and knitted it in the round and created a front opening with a zipped collar.  It has underarm gussets and sleeves knitted from the shoulders down, so basically it is in one piece. I'm afraid it is in a very boring brown colour but then again, it was cheap!  - it needed to be!

Actually, the wool is slightly flecked but this hasn't cpme out in the photograph.  I'm afraid he won't be getting another one for a while as I can't afford the time!

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V-neck Broken Rib Stitch Vest

Here is the jersey I just finished knitting on 01 December 2005.  It's done in a broken rib stitch in 5-ply wool (I don't think I'd do another project in that size again).  The color is a funky retro salmon pink/orange.  I must say it's very comfy to wear.

Traditional English Guernsey #1

This is a traditional English Guernsey, knitting in traditional 5-ply wool.  They are knitted on very small needles and produce a water and wind-proof fabric.  The patterns differ from village to village and family to family.  Only the top of the sweaters carry a pattern as the rest in hidden by dungarees.  The arms are usually short so as not to get waterlogged and cause chaffing.  Traditionally the wearers initials are knitted in just about the welt.  They are always knitted in the 'round' and the arms knitted from the shoulder down.

Comfy Zone!

Baggy, soft sweater with patterned welt and collar

Traditional Guernsey #2

This is a traditional English Guernsey, knitting in traditional 5-ply wool.  They are knitted on very small needles and produce a water and wind-proof fabric.  The patterns differ from village to village and family to family.  Only the top of the sweaters carry a pattern as the rest in hidden by dungarees.  The arms are usually short so as not to get waterlogged and cause chaffing.  Traditionally the wearers initials are knitted in just about the welt.  They are always knitted in the 'round' and the arms knitted from the shoulder down.

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Knockabout Sweater

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