Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rowan Major

Here's another FO for Joe that I've been calling his ugly sweater:


The yarn is Rowan Spray, and this particular colourway had been sprayed with an acid/lime green. Pretty harsh on the eyeballs isn't it (at least with the first handwash some of the colour leaked off and the end result is much mellower... but still a little zany!).


The pattern is Rowan Major from the booklet 'The Next Big Thing'. I made a few modifications - no epaulettes, no pocket covers, and I knit it all on a US 15 needle (instead of the recommended US 17 for the bulk of the sweater).

This was far from an enjoyable project - first of all I had the longest circular needle ever (from an afghan I had previously made) and so I'd end up wrapping the lengthy cord under my leg, or round the back of my neck to try and prevent myself from getting all tangled up in it! Quite the sight. And then the pockets were a bit of a pain to do as they start right at the bottom edge of the sweater and you have to figure out how to join them into the cast-on edge correctly. Yep, just glad this one is done.


But here's the deal - Joe loves it! So all's well that ends well.
I just need to find some big buttons to officially finish it up and then he can make good use of it when walking the dogs (now that the weather looks like it is going to turn chillier again).

8 comments:

Stacey said...

Nicely done Sam! The fact that he is happy is all that really matters. :) I think its quite the fun sweater!

StarSpry said...

It seems like a pretty cool sweater! And what's most important is that Joe loves it :D

Bea said...

I'm glad to hear he loves it. That means its wonderful.

5elementknitr said...

It looks sort of camouflage-y! And very warm - mmmtoastymmmm

Corwink said...

Sam you know I love you to death....on that note let's just say this is one item I will NOT be adding to my list of things to steal from you. Did I mention that I love you to death? I will say watching you wrestle with that oversized needle you used to knit this sweater was priceless. Ahhhh good times. Did I mention that I love you?

amanda said...

It was a real labour of love then! Lol at the thought of you wrestling with that circular. As long as hubbies happy!

WandaWoman said...

The most important thing is that dh loves the sweater and you were willing to labor through it. I can see why J might like it. It seems sort of camo-inspired.

tiennie said...

If he loves it, then it's perfect! Wonderful job!