I finished my first sweater ever. It’s a sweater for my boyfriend’s birthday. [I](Yes, I’ve heard about the “boyfriend sweater curse” but it hasn’t affected me yet, LOL!)[/I] :woohoo:
My boyfriend is a very tall guy (6’5") so it took a [I]whole[/I] lot of yarn to make him this sweater. I used 10 (yes, TEN) whole skeins of Lion Brand Wool-Ease to make this sweater. I’m sure it would have been easily 13 skeins but he likes his clothes “fitted”, thank God, so it saved me from having to buy and knit even more yarn. :passedout:
I used my Denise kit to make 24" 10.5 & 11 circular needles for the body and 16" 10.5 & 11 circular needles for the arms and neck. I also used size 8 double-pointed bamboo needles for the cuffs. It’s knit 100% in the round so that it’s one seamless piece (except for the little seam under each arm). I made the pattern up out of my head. It was tough but I made it through. :thud:
My boyfriend loves the sweater and wears it all the time. Yay!