The back story: My husband took a last minute trip to Canada (we live in Japan) because his grandfather was dying. Being bored and wanting to do something nice for him, I decided to make him a sweater. It's the first sweater I've ever made him and the anxiety I had about him potentially not liking it will probably eventually tear us apart.
Yarn: 17 balls of Diaepoca 100% merino. The weight is 40 g and 80 m.
Needles: 5 mm circs and 4 DPNs
Pattern: For the body I used The Sweater Workshop as a guide and for the sleeves I used the Anticraft's Curse Your Boyfriend because the sleeves in TSW are really outdated. I designed it based on a very similar Old Navy sweater that my husband has but it has a hole in it so he doesn't like to wear it. I used this sweater (a men's XL) for the measurements. It might look a little big on him, but he's thin so he likes the big sweaters because it makes him feel more virile or something (my words, not his).
Completion Time: I cast on January 31st, worked for almost a week, ran out of wool and had to wait 4 agonizing days for my LYS to get more in, bound off on February 21st but the neck was huge, ripped out the neck and started to reknit it but it looked really bad where I had picked up stitches along the selvedge edge, frogged again and reknit it, the neck was too small, frogged the bound off edge and bound off again looser, blocked it and unpinned it today, February 24th (catches breath from huge run-on sentence).
Pictures!:( Collapse )
And because I had to fight with him to take a normal picture because it's Friday and he's hyper:( Collapse )
I really enjoyed doing the seamless, in the round method, although this was only my second project on circs and DPNs besides a hat that came out all wonky. The DPNs became a lot easier when I realized that the DPNs from the 100¥ shop that I had been working with we 21 inches long and this is not normal.
Thanks again to everyone who helped me with this. I was probably a bit of a pain, but I can't go to my LYS and ask for help because I don't speak enough Japanese and because one of the women there seems to hate me.