I was done with the finishing late last night so Husband hasn't tried it on yet. So, no model shots ... ;) It's going to rain this weekend, so he would feel happier wearing this. But I am happy that the daylight helped to bring out the true colour of the sweater.
Pattern: Crew neck sweater pattern generated by Sweater Wizard.
Ann Budd's pattern book should be enough if I chose to get the looser gauge right at the beginning. But when I played a bit with the software, I found that it actually allows much greater flexibility in generating customized pattern. You can change almost everything to get the size you want.
Yarn: Deluxe 100% Wool from Taiga Yarns 9 balls with extra for neckband
This yarn is their No. 1 bestselling yarn and there are reasons to this - quality and price ... you get the best of both. The wool is soft and pleasant to work with. After frogging the first attempt, I had to wash the yarn to get rid of the curling (result of the tight gauge). But the washed yarn works just fine as new. For less than $3 you can get more than 200 yards ... really a good deal. I am certainly I would use this again.
Gauge and Needles: 7 sts to 1 inch using Addi 3.25mm over stocking stitch; Addi 3mm for neckband
First Start Date: 02-10-2006
Second Start Date: 11-11-2006
Finish Date: 01-25-2007