FO: Cobblestone

It seems like eons since I finished an adult human sized sweater.

cobblestone: done
it’s done!

DH tried it on and said, “it’s like a fisherman’s sweater! One I can get covered in fish guts and that’s okay!”

Er, not quite. But okay, honey. I love fishing just as much as you do.

DH in Cobblestone
he likes it, he really likes it

The stats :

Pattern:

Cobblestone Pullover, designed by Jared (brooklyntweed), published in the Fall ’07 Interweave Knits.

Size:

52″ chest

Yarn:

Peace Fleece worsted in Father’s Grey. It’s a great charcoal grey with bits of ecru, olive green, and a slight brown tint. I used 8 hanks worth.

Needles:

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Started-Finished:

6 August 2007 – 16 September 2007

Mods:
I didn’t make too many modification to Jared’s pattern.

The first and most minor mod I made was to adjust for gauge. I knew I like this particular color of Peace Fleece at a more loose gauge than the pattern specifies. I mostly followed the numbers for the second smallest size sweater, which at this gauge gave me the appropriate size for DH.

The second modification was requested by DH: he wanted rolled cuffs and hem. Jared’s pattern already includes a rolled collar, but DH wanted the cuffs and hem to also be rolled. I simply knit 5 rounds of stockinette stitch before starting the garter stitch cuffs.

cobblestone
detail of the cuff and hem

The third modification was simply a sizing issue. DH is 6’4″ and always has a problem with sweaters being too short. I knit the body an extra 2″ before joining the sleeves and I knit the sleeves about 1.5″ longer than the pattern specifies. This made for a sweater that DH should not have to constantly pull down.

cobblestone yoke
yoke detail

The fourth mod I made was another sizing issue. I followed the pattern measurement details for the 51.x” size, which indicated to work the yoke to 12″ before starting the collar. I followed this and bound off the collar. When DH tried it on, it was simply too open, almost like a boatneck, which is not becoming on him. I ripped out the collar and knit another 1.5″ of garter stitch even before working the collar decreases, which made for the perfect size collar!

I used the Russian join to join in the yarn throughout and I used the Russian bind-off at the collar to ensure that it was neat but stretchy.

cobblestone
he actually put the sweater on to run out to the store, how cute

The short rows in this sweater really make it fit well, pulling the back collar up and adding some interest to the knit. The sweater is simple and classic, but fits great and looks great on DH (if I say so myself).

Kudos to Jared for a great pattern!

17 Comments so far

  1. Julie on September 16th, 2007

    YAY for DH! The sweater looks great on him, you did a fabulous job!

  2. Kristina on September 16th, 2007

    Wow! It seems like that was so FAST! It looks great and seems like it fits him well. Great job!

  3. Bethe on September 16th, 2007

    Fantastic Job! Looks like a perfect fit!

  4. Kris on September 16th, 2007

    Great job – it looks like a great fit!

  5. Andrea on September 17th, 2007

    Awesome! I really like it too. :) (I must finish a few stash sweaters before I can buy yarn for this one, though.)

  6. Dawn on September 17th, 2007

    That is a fantastic sweater! it looks so good on him and it does look durable. Let the great outdoor fun begin!

  7. gleek on September 17th, 2007

    it turned out awesome!! i really love it. i’m sure your hubby does too. isn’t it great that you can modify an awesome pattern and make it just perfect for someone? this is one reason why i love knitting so.

  8. Bron on September 17th, 2007

    Very, very nice. I love it on him. :)

  9. stacey on September 17th, 2007

    that is great! and what a fast knit for such a big sweater!

  10. Liz on September 17th, 2007

    Gorgeous! I’m sure he appreciates all the work that went into such a great-looking, great-fitting sweater. Since he’s already wearing it.

  11. Vera on September 18th, 2007

    Wonderful job on Cobblestone. I’m on the second sleeve on the one for my DH.

  12. Holly Jo on September 18th, 2007

    Man, that was fast!

    Looks great, and I love the fish gut comment. :)

  13. Betty on September 20th, 2007

    Looks great!

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  15. leslie on October 1st, 2007

    Wow! This looks really fabulous!!
    Such a great pattern…..

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