Monday, February 16, 2009

Cobblestone

When I first became addicted, I mean, really got into knitting my husband would come home from work everyday with a funny look on his face. He would see me in my lawn chair knitting away outside while the kids played. I think he had a hard time believing that I was a knitter.
He used to ask me not to knit in public. Not that I listened.
When I first offered to make him a sweater about a year ago, the response I was, "No. Please don't."
Okay, then.

So, when we were in Joann's before Christmas picking up some glitter for the kids ornaments they were making, you can imagine my surprise when I found him by the yarn.
He thought maybe he would like a sweater. He picked out the yarn and everything. Of course, he has no memory of ever saying that he did not want his wife to knit him something.



Although I did not love knitting this one, the end result is so worth it. Once I got to the yoke, I enjoyed it a lot more. A little more variety, and you could really see it come together.


The Details:
Pattern: Cobblestone, by Jared Flood.
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool in brown, about 2.5 skeins
Size: I cast on for the size small, but I followed the length for the XL. My husband is about 6' 2", but he is really slim.


47 comments:

APA said...

Awesome! He did a great job picking out the yarn and color; YOU did a great job knitting and fitting him. Be prepared. There could be more adult men's sweaters in your future! :)

nicole said...

it looks great! i can't wait til i get to this point... right now i'm very proud that i can do a 2 knit 2 purl ribbed scarf!

house on hill road said...

it looks great! i think it is the best men's knit out there.

Julie said...

wow
that is very handsome. great job.
I need to learn to knit.

Renee said...

Fabulous!!! Love the colour and yarn. Very handsome ~ Cobblestone is the perfect man's sweater.
High fives on the knitting... that's a LOT of stitches!!

lucky knitter said...

It really looks great! You did a fantastic job, and it is a work of love to knit a man's sweater. It really is so much work!

Carolyn said...

That looks great on him! Congratulations for finally finishing. Now you can move onto your green project, right? :)

QuiltedSimple said...

Fantastic job! Looks awesome. Very nice and well worth the effort it took!
Kris

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks great on him. I have it queued up for my husband but haven't found the time. Hopefully soon.

Yevgenia said...

Great sweater! It looks very good on your husband! It is funny how they have a selective memory.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Wow! This looks great. I'm just learning to knit and my husband would probably love this sweater.

Jan said...

That is just fantastic. It looks great on him.

sewstylish said...

How great.I'm sure it will be his favorite. I've only knit a hat for my hubby which he LOVES so maybe I will try a sweater next for him. It's so rewarding when they enjoy something we have made for them to me that's the highest compliment. can't wait to see what's on your needles next.

Katie Jean said...

yeah, I bet he'll be picking out more yarn out after this! It looks fantastic!

Tim & Stefani said...

GORGEOUS!!! Way to go, Katie!

Cyndi's Re-Creations said...

It looks Great I bet he loves it!! love the story that goes with it too!

3 M's said...

Really nice job! I am impressed- you finished this for your tall husband faster than I finished an easy sweater for my 2 yr old son :) hee hee
There must be tons of satisfaction beaming from your home.

Ebeth said...

love it, Katie!

FinnyKnits said...

Oh man. Now I have no excuse. Bubba's been asking for a sweater, but I always say that I haven't seen one that looks decent - like one he'd wear.

But he'd totally wear that. And I could even follow your edits to the pattern since it sounds like our husbands have about the same build. Bubba's 6' even and slim.

Really nice work, doll. Handsome sweater :)

Michelle said...

Oh, I love that story. Reminds me of a few people in my life who did not want crafty gifts but now LOVE them after receiving them.

Journeying Five said...

i love it, i think i know a guy in town who knit the same sweater...looks like it, he used ultra alpaca light and loves the result! yours is stunning!

Shannon said...

Ah, those men. Such short memories! It turned out awesome, it fits really well!

Marcia said...

It's a great sweater, and how sweet that he asked for it. I'm sure he's very proud of it.

Louise said...

That is one very cool sweater and you seem to be able to adjust measurements to fit beautifully. And quick.... goodness you are quick!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a brilliant sweater - the design and colour is very stylish.

countrychicken said...

The sweater is great - well worth you effort and the fit looks so good. This is probably not the end of your sweater knitting for you husband.

JoAnn said...

A beautiful sweater by Jared to knit for your Hubby. I love seeing that sweater on guys - they all look so good in it.
I knit my Hubby a sweater about 13 yrs ago when I first learned how. He wore it a few times, but it now sits in a drawer. I should bring it out again.... Thanks for your inspiration!

Hilary said...

It looks great!! He is sure to get lots of use out of it!

Denise said...

well lucky hubby! that turned out wonderful. I am debating whether to knit my dh a sweater but it would be for CHristmas so I have plenty of time!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Men are so funny, aren't they? I love that he picked out his yarn. Fisherman's wool is one of my faves even though its itchy. It turned out awesome. The fit is perfect and it looks great on him.

MichelleB said...

It is wonderful! I love the color and the simplicity of the pattern. I seem to have the same problem with my husband's memory of things said/not said. LOL

Lisa said...

The sweater looks good on your husband. You may need to make him more sweaters - but possibly sweaters that are more interesting to knit.

Jelly Wares said...

This is awesome Katie!!! How cute that DH picked out the yarn for you. My DH is still in the 'oh, no please don't knit me a sweater' stage. Hopefully one day soon he'll come around like your DH has..

Take CAre
Jodie :)

Ravenhill said...

So beautifully done and what a great fit!

Missy said...

I REALLY love it! That's so cool that he picked it all out too.
BTW, I did get a book. One step at a time. I'll be knitting before I know it right?

Barb said...

Excellent job on the sweater. That's a huge undertaking.

My husband said the same thing when I started knitting a few years back. I think it's because when he was a kid, his mom used to knit him things out of acrylic yarn and they were really uncomfortable. Little does he know yarn has changed in the last 35 years.

amandajean said...

it turned out fabulously! nice job, Katie!!!

a friend to knit with said...

i LOVE that you found him by the yarn. that is just the BEST!
he wears the cobblestone VERY well!!!

a friend to knit with said...

OH! and i love that he actually went into joann's with you. and didn't wait for you in the car. :)

dig this chick said...

knitting is like magic to me. amazing.

Thanks for getting back to me about your quilting technique...so I mad a queen sized quilt and, am I wonrg in saying that I cannot quilt that puppy on a normal machine?! I mean, how do you free motion quilt without a supa long arm on your machine? Is there something I don't get? It's possible.

Steph said...

You did great!

tiennie said...

I never get tired of seeing this sweater! You did a fantastic job and I just love the color you chose!

TD wool design said...

it looks like it was worth the time! glad he likes it ;)

Kathy said...

It's a great sweater. I can't believe he wore something you made...I am still convincing my husband he needs a pair of hand made pajama pants!

Nantucket Dreams said...

men! don't they just make you laugh with their sillyness!

UK lass in US said...

It looks perfect. I've just found your blog and have been really enjoying looking through all your projects.

So... maybe all I have to do is improve and then my husband will like me making stuff

Holly and Everest said...

I was inspired by your sweater so I just finished knitting one myself. However I found that when I CO around the neck the hole was pretty small and tight even though I CO very loosely. Did you have the same problem? It's a gift for my friend who lives in South Africa so I can't have him put it over his head to check to see if it's too tight. That's why I'm asking. It goes over my head but I'm pretty small. BTW, I love everything you knit. Such lovely patterns.