Monday, February 04, 2008

FO: Cobblestone

The verdict is: He likes it!

Pattern: Cobblestone from Fall 07 Interweave Knits Magazine
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted, color 521, Charcoal
Needles: Size 9 Knitpicks metal options
Size: XL (56 inch chest on FO)
Mods: None
After I finished, I immediately started looking for the next thing to knit him, but quickly gave up on that idea when I remembered how long it had been since I knit MYSELF something. I whipped out my calculator and Barbara Walker book, and worked the numbers for my "Hermione" sweater, and cast on quickly before I changed my mind. I didn't get too far, but here's the progress:

And, to refresh your memory, here's what it's supposed to look like:
hermione sweater
Her's has set in sleeves, and I'm doing raglan, but that's the only difference I plan on having. I can't wait to get home and work on it!


Courtney said...

It's so funny that you're working on that sweater! When I saw several of her knitwear pieces in the most recent movie, I thought, "I hope there are patterns out there for that!"

You should share your pattern when you're done! ;)

Happy Monday!

Knittymuggins said...

How exciting to be knitting your own pattern! Can't wait to see what it looks like when you finish :)

And your Cobblestone looks fantastic on your man! Great job!!


Marjorie said...

Cobblestones looks great. I wish my DH would wear it, but he won't pull anything over his head (it must have buttons)--go figure.

I love planning a sweater the way you're doing Hermione--taking a picture and using it for your inspiration. It is more work than just following a pattern, but the final sweater is tremendously satisfying because you have made exactly what you want.

Robin said...

Cobblestone looks great on Joe!! That is a great idea on the Hermione sweater - I am going to agree with everyone else that you should publish the pattern when you're done!

Karen said...

Joe's sweater came out great! It fits him perfectly! Nice knitting.