The boy’s sweater is finally finished!!
I finally finished this sweater yesterday morning before the kids woke up. As you can see, Ty did not want to wait one extra moment before he put it on. I’m so relieved it fits!!!
The sweater is longer than usual because Ty requested that it fall below his hips. Just more knitting for me….
There were two things his sweater had to have. A hood was one of them…A pocket in the front was the other. I think this sweater managed to cover those details :o)
I had a lot of fun with this sweater. It is a 6 row repeat pattern and after awhile it gets very easy to remember. I knit both the front and the back at the same time on a circular needle – it only got a little complicated for the neck shaping. The sleeves were also knit at the same time. To me this feels faster than knitting them one at a time – once I cast off for the sleeves, both are done.
For this sweater, I didn’t “continue in pattern” for the sleeve increases, I decided that I would add seed stitch to the mix. Ty loves the new stitch on his sleeves.
Originally, this pattern did not come with a pocket – but the boy wanted a pocket, so the boy got a pocket! It’s a good thing I like this pattern, I have requests for two more!!
As soon as I had put the finishing touches on Ty’s sweater, it was time to knit a swatch for a vest that J wants. Gotta go, time to cast on and knit, knit, knit!