25 February 2010

My man


I'm so happy for my tall, handsome husband, the man of my life. And now his sweater is finished, and he likes it. I had some serious doubts about it being to short at some very-close-to-the-end point (and I might have given up if I'd have to reknit this once more), but it turned out just as I imagined it. Always trust your calculations, woman (just be sure the measurements are correct before doing the math). The design is based on Elizabeth Zimmermann's seamless hybrid, with a front panel designed to emphasize the man's V-shape. Not too much, just that little bit of optical illusion to make the guy look great.

I'm kind of proud I actually finished it while it's still 15 degrees below zero out there, because this was a huge project. And finishing it in June wouldn't be half as fun. I'm still not quite used to the idea of myself enjoying knitting huge sweaters. But I do. Guess something has changed. A good thing, that things changes from time to time, I think. And this change, I'm certainly happy for.

My man's sweater [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: My own
Size: L
Needles: 3.5 mm
Yarn: 520 g of Hifa Ask (2)

17 comments:

Tracey said...

perfect fit! it looks very handsome on him and he looks happy to be in it. :)

Monstermønster said...

Lekker, lekker!

Herregensere er et kapittel for seg selv, en virkelig tålmodighetsprøve, men desto mere stolt kan man være når du er ferdig.

Vedder på du ser flere av denne utover året om du legger ut mønsteret, fine gensere til menn er en mangelvare.

Birgitte said...

Beautiful work - it turned out perfectly!

Wollgut said...

Wow! Looks great! Love the EZ hybrid but haven't tried it myself. Your version looks really, really good.

Lisbeth said...

Great sweater, great picture and handsome husband :-)

sue said...

Your husband looks very happy with the sweater. I think it looks fantastic on him and I love the panel pattern on the front of the sweater too.

Lykke said...

Trøjen er blevet rigtig lækker og klæder ham godt, så godt arbejde! :-)

Siena said...

Great sweater with perfect fit!

Tris said...

Den er for fed :o)

knittingmydayaway said...

It turned out great!! Fits him perfectly too!

mariainblog said...

Congrats Tora! That sweater turned to be a perfect fit!

I like the way the pattern changes right above the shoulder.

Cheers from Toronto

Maria

Thorvalda said...

Great work! Looks perfect, and the man looks happy wearing it:)

life in yonder said...

Den ble kjempefin og sitter som et skudd!

soknitpicky said...

Very nice design and great fit! What stitch pattern did you use for the front panel?

fleur said...

Greta great sweater and I know the work it is, big man, small needles! Congratulation!

Galadriel said...

Veldig fin genser!

Tora said...

Thank you all for the response on this one! The pattern is at my editor, and will be published as soon as it's ready.