Finally Finished!!

jimbo's picture

Hello to all at Men Who Knit.

Firstly I'll just tell you that this is my first blog so I'll apologise now if I begin to waffle. Then I would like to congratulate my fellow men who knit for being part of such a fab website and enstilling a sense of community to those that thought they were alone!

Anyway, I have finally finished both my major projects; these being a jumper and jacket for myself! I used patterns from the Jaegar Handknits book. The jumper is titled Bowie as is made in Jaegar Merino DK (shade = Granite) and the jacket is titled Jethro and is made in Jaegar Extra Fine Merino DK (shade = Tweed). I am really pleased with the outcome of both projects even though they look good, they feel even better and are extremely warm. The yarn costs alot (in excess of £200 for both items) but I feel was worth this cost this time. It took several months to make them both and only a few hours to put together (by my partner Jason - as I dont do sewing!). I hope you like them and I have more photos of them but not sure how to upload them onto the site, any help would be gratefully received.

Thanks
Jimbo aka James

Comments

grandcarriage's picture

They look wonderful. I

They look wonderful. I especially like the jacket. I may need to knit one for myself... (Just one more project to do....sigh).

kiwiknitter's picture

Gorgeous! The cable design

Gorgeous! The cable design is beautiful and strong. This looks very warm and I like the collar on it. I don't sew either, BTW, so we'll have to teach you circular seamless knitting! The wool may have been a bit dear but the final products are worth so much more! You do great work!

My knitting is totally tubular!