Friday, 21 June 2013

FO Friday - Alec Sweater

I really enjoyed joining in with the Alec KAL this month. It's such a beautiful design and very straight forward to knit too. The adult version is being released mid-late July and I'm very excited to make one of these for Mr Soaring Sheep :-)

Anyways, on to the photos. Firstly though, let me apologise. I have a 6 year old son and when I ask him to pose for photos he goes a bit silly...

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I knit the 25 inch size although his chest is 23.5 inches as it's supposedly Summer here and I wanted him to get some use out of it this Winter and hopefully the one after as well. Should be fine with that!

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It's actually a bit longer in the arms and body than it looks which is good as he doesn't look too swamped by it.. Ok, maybe I could have done the 24 inch size after all! At least children grow lol

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I dyed the yarn myself and one skein was slightly darker than the other two. Rather than alternating skeins I decided to be lazy and use it in the top part with the stitch pattern and pretend it's a design feature ;-)

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Over all my son and I are both very pleased with it :-) Thanks Sezza for such a great design! More FO Friday posts at Tami's Amis as usual :-)

27 comments:

  1. Very nice sweater, I'm sure he'll grow soon big enough to fit him right. Children do grow very fast :) Your son is very artistic!

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  2. Excellent sweater! Your model is so entertaining:)

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    1. thank you, he's very cheeky :)

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  3. I would never have noticed about the darker section of yarn if you hadn't said. I just thought it looked darker because of the texture. It looks like a lovely project and I think your son is pretty happy with it too!

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    1. lol maybe I should have kept quiet!

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  4. Your son is adorable!!! Such fun photos of him, and a nice new sweater too!

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    1. thank you :) he's such a cheeky monkey

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  5. Looks great, and I think the size is just right if he's to grow into it for winter. I did think the darker yarn on the top was a design feature ... so well done! Fun photos!

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  6. Ooh, I was wanting to participate in that KAL (love that pattern!), but I can't even guess what size my little guy will be this fall/winter! Yours turned out great!

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    1. aw you'll have to knit him one closer to the time, it's a lovely pattern :)

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  7. Great sweater, and the photos are adorable! Looks like he's already enjoying it!

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    1. thank you, he does like his handknits :)

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  8. He's cute :)
    I love the colour you've dyed - it's gorgeous. Pah, I didn't notice the darker yarn - you're right, it's a great feature!

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  9. That looks fab and your son is ace!!

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  10. He is funny cute! I love that first pic b/c it shows his true self. Great job on the Alex Sweater.

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    1. thank you :) He's great fun :)

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  11. Awww, so darn cute! I've really enjoyed watching this project progress from raw yarn to a gorgeous pretty sweater!

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