I knit this sweater years and years ago.
This is not my son and not my work. This is the picture from the pattern book and I made it for my 13 year old son when he was in Kindergarten. He LOVES his sweater and wore it, and wore it, and wore it until it was too small for him – then he wore it some more! Now, sadly for him, it has been passed down to his younger brother who is also wearing it almost everyday now that it is slightly colder here.
This is another view from the pattern book. Both sons love this hood – they like how pointy it is – they like the tie – they just like everything about it.
I have finished the back. My son picked out the yarn and as it was a slightly more bulky yarn than the pattern called for, I needed to move up one size for the needles. I am thoroughly enjoying the knitting process on this sweater. The markers above show where the shoulders will be when this get sewn to the front of the sweater.
I love the detail produced by this stitch pattern. I brought this to show my students and they were amazed that you could produce a fabric like this using only knit and purl stitches. Something most of them already know how to do. I let them know that making a sweater is something that each and every one of them has the knowledge and ability to do – I hope one of them takes the plunge soon!!