My post in October 2017, seen here, invited you to follow along on my journey to design and knit a custom sweater for my brother, Bob. I am happy to report that all is going well, thanks to a bit of time off recently.
To make sure the sweater fits the way he likes, I measured one of his favorite sweatshirts.
This video shows you the key areas to measure.
Make sure you knit the swatch in the stitch pattern that you intend to use on the garment:
I cast on using 2 skeins of yarn for 238 sts:
joined in the round:
and worked a K2, P2 rib for 1.5″.
I’m not that fond of working K2, P2 rib for a long time.
I mentioned this to one of my sisters. It seems to take forever.
It can be a bummer. It is a necessary part.
She commented, “Just like puberty.” Exactly.
I chose a three-over-three left crossing cable and off-set
the cable twist every 12 rows for the front body.
The back of the sweater is stockinette stitch.
So now I am on my merry way. The following pictures show the progress
through the first skein:
The second skein:
And the third skein:
So there it is so far! Next time I post about this sweater,
I will focus on the front neckline.
It’s not rocket science.
It’s not a mystery.
It’s FUN. Try it!