Another Aran WOP

[B]This is finished now, so be sure to look at the last post if you want to see the FO.[/B]

Now I have to do an Aran for my husband for Christmas. It is the only type of sweater he likes to wear. I expect I will only have it half done, but I had to finish the one for my sister-in-law, which started out for my husband but morphed into one for her. I am tired of doing single color knitting and have been dying yarn and making swatches for a stranded cardigan for myself, but that will have to wait until after I finish my husband’s sweater.

For those who have seen certain web sites where people who design their own projects and have such fantastic drawings of how they want the projects to look and say “I could never do that” here are my swatches and plan for the sweater:

Not such fantastic drawings, I am sure all of you could do at least as well, but they give the idea. I think I will semi fit the sleeves, but not nearly as much as the last sweater since fitted sleeves aren’t as important for a man, in my opinion.

Here is a picture of the sweater so far, with only the ribbing done. I am working it from the bottom up.

What is that on the floor? It is a lazy Susan with a bowl on it to hold my yarn. This is my answer to twisting yarn. I just spin the lazy Susan with my foot from time to time to keep the yarn untwisted!

I am editing this because I just realized I wrote WOP instead of WIP! Next time I will get it right.


WOW! You are muy talented! I can NOT wait to see this FO! Beautiful swatches and I LOVE that color of yarn. YUMMY!

I can’t wait to see the finished sweater… and what a great idea with the lazy susan! :slight_smile:

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Beautiful swatches = exceptionally beautiful sweater!


That is going to be one lovely sweater!

That is going to be gorgeous! :thumbsup:

I agree with everyone - it’s going to be fabulous!

It looks like a wonderful plan. Is that a shoulder strap (is that the right term) along the top of the shoulder? Those are really nice. Your color is very nice. It’s going to be great. I like your yarn untwister too. :slight_smile:

Thank you. That will be a saddle shoulder. I am currently almost up to the arms.

ohh that will be pretty… I can’t wait to see it finished:happydance:

looking great!

I was just grumbling to myself about the twists in my yarn a few moments ago! I have a lazy susan - what a great idea! …headed off to dig mine out! :cool:

Well, It wasn’t quite done when I gave it to him for Christmas, but it is finished now. The neckline got pulled out of alignment in this picture, but it is really OK. The green shirt under the sweater doesn’t look too good either, and his hands are dirty because he just got home from work when I made him try it on!

I like the way the set in arms turned out. Not so much bagging at the arm hole. I knit the sleeves in place picking up stitches each time I turned.

That looks amazing. Great work.

That looks so great! Looks like a store bought sweater.

WOW the sweater’s gorgeous! :inlove:


Oh, that sweater is just beautiful!! Nice job!

One of, if not the best finished garment I have seen posted on this forum. How long have you been knitting?

Your husband’s sweater turned out beautifully. From the looks of the tee shirt he worn to work, he likes green. The fit of the arms is very nice. I don’t understand what you did, but it worked great. Wonderful cables and texture.

Your husband’s sweater came out wonderfully. The fit looks very comfy.