Scarves and hats and sweaters, oh my!

I’ve been knitting up a storm! I feel like a have a bit of a handle on my Christmas knits now.

Still no modeling from Jim, so I’m posting the sweater anyway. Putting in the zipper was a PITA! I now have an intimate relationship with the seam ripper.

Everything else is great too, but that sweater kinda steals the show. :wink:


Thanks Silver! That means a lot coming from you :slight_smile:

It took forever though…took 27 skeins of Jo Sharp Silkroad Ultra and weighs a ton! I started it Oct. 6 and finished on Sunday. I worked on it an hour or two each night.

Fabulous - welldone!!! :cheering: :cheering:

Oh man… I can almost feel it… seriously, I have goosebumps thinking about it. I love the cozy feeling from a heavy sweater. What gem you’ve made. Just lovely! :cheering:


Just in case anyone (Kristin!) is interested the pattern is in THIS Debbie Bliss book. It’s actually a woman’s pattern, but Jim loved the cables so much he didnt’ care. Plus I got lucky…the yarn I wanted to use was a bigger gauge and the math worked out so I could just follow the instructions for the woman’s small (he’s 6’4" and has LONG arms. thus the amount of yarn.) For a woman’s small it’s only 15 balls aran weight.

Wow great stuff! And that sweater, the cables are amazing! I am nervous about tackling cables for fingerless mitts, but to do them in a sweater, wow.

Cheryl, everything’s great, but that sweater…OMG, gorgeous!!


Everything is beautiful but that sweater is just stunning! I hope I can knit like that someday :smiley:

Thanks everyone! :blush: The sweater really wasn’t hard…just time consuming…not a mindless knit but fun. Don’t let cables scare you off. If you can knit and purl, you too, can have this sweater.

The only thing is I want one too, but with the amount of time it took I am pretty sick of that pattern right now.

Wow, that sweater (and everything else) looks great! Beautiful job!

These are gorgeous! That sweater looks hard to me!

:shock: WOW, Kempy…just…WOW. :shock:

Tell Mr. Jim the only way he can TRULY show his appreciation is by putting himself on show for all of your KH friends!!

Kemp, of course all your things are gorgeous, but like everyone else I have to comment on that sweater. It’s fantastic.
It’s one of those things I’d put on the list to grab first if you ever had to get out of the house fast, LOL. :lol:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: Too funny! But good point…I sure wouldn’t want to make another one that size! I’ll tell Jim it must be on his “grab it” list :roflhard: :roflhard:

Stunning! Everything, Kemp, is so well done. Your color and yarn choices are great, too. What yarns did you use in the matching hat and scarf and for Jayne’s scarf. All beautiful! :heart:


The Jayne Scarf is Paton’s Divine in Floral Fantasy. I just CO 15 with #17 needles and did garter stitch. It is VERY soft and it only takes one skein to make a scarf about 70"

The “hat and scarf” is acutally a sweater! You can’t tell yet but the round part is the body and the two straight pieces are the sleeves. I’m just getting ready to attach them all and knit the chest/collar. The yarn is from Italy. I wrote about it on my blog today if you want more details.

:cheering: I add my compliments to everyone elses! Just beautiful!!

Okay … I went to your blog, Kemp … and now I can see that it’s a sweater (duh!).

I am SO [color=green][/color]jealous [color=black][/color] of your yarn adventure. You SHOULD brag! I was in Italy in May (2 weeks in Tuscany)and hadn’t started knitting yet, so I didn’t go to even 1 yarn store while there. :frowning: :frowning: