From me, anyway. I’d gotten really board with all that stockinette.
What am I talking about? Why, Aidan’s sweater, of course. Four months after I started it, I am done. DONE!
Last night, before I went to bed, I folded up the sweater neatly and left it as a surprise on the corner of his bed with a post-it note, telling him he should put on a sweater, if he woke up cold. When I got up this morning, I saw that he had taken my advice.
So glad he likes it
Don’t look too, too closely at this sweater, as it is fraught with little problems. Structurally, it is fine (I hope) but there are some aesthetic issues that cropped up when I dropped and later recovered a stitch, or when I had some difficulty picking up stitches for the hood, or when I lost count of where I needed to be for the ribbing on the edge of the hood…
Oh, and there is one other minor issue: It’s HUGE on him. I don’t know where my gauge went wrong, but somehow I managed to mis-measure something. I mean, it is gigantic. I could wear this sweater. And let me tell you, short and skinny Aidan, and I, with my ample curves, are not even close in size to each other.
I’ve toyed with the idea of washing it and hoping for some shrinkage, but I don’t know if that’s a smart idea. Do any of you more experienced knitters have any thoughts you can share?
Leaving it as-is is certainly an option. Aidan likes his clothes big. Luckily. But it might be nice to lose an inch or two all around and make it a better fit.
Pattern: Hooded Sweatshirt from Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein
Modifications: None that I did on purpose except Aidan chose to eliminate the contrasting stripe.
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, color 9577