Remember this? Guy with a little head in a bulky cabled crew neck sweater? Me grousing about brown cables and brown yarn and brownbrownbrownbrown till I sounded like a broken record?
This is my version:
It's very bulky, nearly ten 100g skeins of yarn. This is the second iteration of it, after the first was too big and I had to rip it apart (last blog post) and do some adjustments. I shorted the sleeves by three inches (could have done four) and seamed it in as closely as I could while maintaining the armhole structure. I am *really* glad I re-did it, because it looks much much better now, and fits Jeff nicely.
Oh, by the way, Jeff is father to the adorable Mairwyn...
So, I learned a lot from this pattern. I learned that men aren't built like women (yes, I didn't know that ... I am, after all, a Spinster woman), and that Paton's sizes are probably a little generous. I learned that it's really good to let a large project rest a week or so before attacking the seaming. And I learned that you should always leave a bit of the woven-in ends sticking out, so you don't have to search for them when disassembling the piece to fix it.
Anywho, it's finished, and I'm rewarding myself by learning brioche. I've just started, and already want to stab myself in the forehead with a dpn. Should be fun!