Fisherman Knit Pullover

Masala's picture

I've finally finished the pullover that I started in late winter. Note to self never knit a sweater for the winter in winter!

This has not been blocked which it needs so I am not modeling it yet. But I wanted to share now.

I knitted this from Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Wool, 817 Creme. The last time I knitted this sweater I made it out of light grey baby alpaca yarn and for some very unknown reason I gave it to my best friend.

I am starting my next project as soon as I get my proper gauge. The pattern is from, "Men's Knits - a new direction" by Erika Knight. It is called Textured Vest on page 50.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Grand looking sweater.

Grand looking sweater. Congrats. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

kiwiknitter's picture

Very beautiful jumper. The

Very beautiful jumper. The stitches stand out nicely on the white.

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly

Masala's picture

Thanks to all of you for

Thanks to all of you for your very nice comments!

I am having a heck of a time getting the guage for my new vest project. Instructions call for 16 sts to 10 cm. Suggest needle size is #8, however, my guage is 18 and NOT 16, so I've tried #9 and now #10 and they all give me 18 sts to 10 cm! I had to downgrade to a cheaper yarn. Someone has suggested that it might indeed be the yarn. I'm having issues with getting 18 sts to 10 cm on all three sizes, #8, #9 and now #10. What to do in Denver, Yikes.

Tom Hart's picture

How long are your swatches?

How long are your swatches? You might try doing an 8 or a 12 twelve cm. swatch for 5 or 6 rows and see what you get. It's hard to believe you'd get the exact same gauge from a size 8 and a size 10 needle. I sure wouldn't downgrade the yarn if you like the yarn you've got. SOME needle will give you the gauge you want. Try a size 12 or 14 if you have to. I urge you to change the needle and not the yarn.

Masala's picture

Thanks, I'm going to try a

Thanks, I'm going to try a larger needle and see what happens, another person mentions that it might be the acrylic content of the yarn 75% to 25% wool. I'm going to give 12 a try next.

Bill's picture

can you pick the swatch that

can you pick the swatch that feels bet to you...and adapt the pattern?

CLABBERS's picture

Your precision is

Your precision is outstanding. Beautifully knitted.

Simpawknits's picture

Wow. That looks great.

Wow. That looks great. Great color choice for the pattern too!

ronhuber's picture

A beautiful sweater.

A beautiful sweater.

Kerry's picture

Nice sweater!

Nice sweater!

AKQGuy's picture

I like it... A lot. If it

I like it... A lot. If it helps i seem to be suffering from some pwrmanent block from picking up my next sweater. No idea why. I have the yarn and pattern already. Just so many other things to get done first.

Masala's picture

I was suffering from the

I was suffering from the block that you are talking about when I was working on the yarn. They come and go, thank goodness!

Tom Hart's picture

Beautiful work!

Beautiful work!

Kenny's picture

Great Job!!!!

Great Job!!!!