Happy Birthday to me

SAPBrown's picture

Celebrating my 42nd birthday today.
Here is my gift:

a Men's Top down drop sleeve cardigan. Size 38, gauge 5x6/inch.

This is just my starting point, I increased the cast on stitches to 109. Needed the extra stitch to center the 4x1 rib pattern I am using. There will be more tweeks to come as I reconsider button placement, collar options and pockets.

So far I have worked the top back and one side of the front.

Pattern created with Sweater Wizard V3

A great day to all,
Stephen

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Happy birthday and the good

Happy birthday and the good thing is you are receiving a gift you will definitely like. LOL Take care.

SAPBrown's picture

It may be just me, but some

It may be just me, but some of my favorite gifts were..
"some assembly required"

thanks Joe,

Stephen

Bill's picture

Happy Birthday! ...guess

Happy Birthday!
...guess I'd better investigate Sweater Wizard...
No luck!
I tried to install Sweater Wizard for Mac...and it installed a whole Genio home page/ browser and I'm not sure what else...so I dumped everything...

SAPBrown's picture

I am using Sweater Wizard for

I am using Sweater Wizard for win.
No "bonus" (or bogus) programs included.

CLABBERS's picture

Stephen, Happy Birthday!!!

Stephen,
Happy Birthday!!!
I'm glad you are enjoying using the Sweater Wizard. I really like that it gives you a basic "canvas" to work with. It makes adding some design elements with different stitches easier to navigate. I am anxious to see the work you are doing. Make sure to keep us up to date with each piece as you get them done!
Mark

SAPBrown's picture

Thanks Mark, I will share

Thanks Mark,
I will share my progress with this and all projects.

The "blank slate" patterns are wonderful and intimidating all at once. Tried the monotonous "sea of stocking net" never again will I wade into those waters.

Stephen

CLABBERS's picture

I am currently one sleeve

I am currently one sleeve away from finishing one of those endless stockinette stitch sweaters. What I do appreciate about them is that they are truly an exercise in stitch consistency. When I flatten out the sweater as I go along and all the stitches line up nicely and there are no irregularities, I smile inwardly knowing that this is the base of all knitting. If I can get it to look perfect, then I am able to make things more intricate. My next sweater will have some detail to it that I think I will design. I can assure you it will be a daunting task of frogging back many times until I can get it to look just right.

Mark