Ta DAA!!!

The boy’s sweater is finally finished!!

Using his pocket.

Using his pocket.

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!!!

Just the right length for him.

Just the right length for him.

The sweater is longer than usual because Ty requested that it fall below his hips.  Just more knitting for me….

LOVES the hood!

LOVES the hood!

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)

Front detail.

Front detail.

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.

Sleeve detail.

Sleeve detail.

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.

Pocket.

Pocket.

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!!

Swatch for J's Vest.

Swatch for J’s Vest.

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!

 

 

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One thought on “Ta DAA!!!

  1. […] https://stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/ta-daa/  The final pictures were taken right before he left for school that day.  He came home that afternoon as usual and nothing appeared out of whack.  UNTIL….the next morning when he wouldn’t put on the sweater.  Hmmm.  I asked him about it and he finally told me that I had been right and the sleeves were too long for him.  The sweater was uncomfortable.  ACK!!!  I knew this was going to happen, but I made it to order anyway.  I let the sweater sit in time out for a couple of days and then started the arduous task of taking it apart. […]

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