Friday, 21 February 2014

FO - Abernathy Sweater

My eldest boy has had a bit of a growth spurt recently. He's now got only 2 pairs of trousers that fit him and he's even grown taller than his big sister. Naturally this meant he needed a new Mummy-made-sweater.

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I've had the Abernathy Sweater pattern in my library for a while so it was lovely to finally have a chance to knit it. As you can see I changed the cable down the centre to more of a braid design

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I knitted this project using aran weight yarn rather than the DK weight suggested. I wasn't that far off with my gauge though and measured as I went. Just means he has a slightly warmer sweater. The yarn was dyed by me in a slow cooker pot with food colouring haphazardly splashed in! I alternated skeins the whole way to disguise the differences between each skein

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I love this detail down the sleeve. It's hard to see in the original pattern photographs so I wasn't expecting it when I first cast on. I think it looks really smart and makes the sleeve fit nicely too

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I asked him to show me the back, so he stuck his bum out at me...

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The cycle helmet and gloves are because we were just about to go cycling with my in-laws. I quickly asked him to take his coat off so I could get some photo. It wasn't that cold, honest!

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I did have a couple of issues with this pattern where I felt things could have been explained a bit better. I've knitted a few raglan's in my time so it wasn't a problem working things out but I think for a person doing their first raglan it might not be the best pattern to start with unless they are confident enough to work things out for themselves. Having said that I LOVE how this sweater has turned out and would definitely make another one. I wish there was an adult version as I bet my DH would like one!

Linking up with FO Friday, Fiber Arts Friday and Creative Friday. Have a good weekend everyone :-)

45 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous sweater, love the colour!!!! Have a fab weekend. X

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  2. That looks awesome! So gorgeous :)

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  3. oh its brilliant!!! Looks fantastic on him! x

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  4. That is a beautiful sweater. It's impressive that you dyed the yarn yourself. And your son is so cute modeling it!

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    1. thank you :) The yarn dyeing wasn't really that tricky

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  5. Great dye job! Both the jumper and the model are very handsome, lucky lad!

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  6. Great sweater, beautiful colour and your son looks happy in it! :)

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  7. Perfect fit! Looks great. My favourite sweater growing up had a very similar neck and collar style!

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    1. thank you :) It's nice and cosy for him

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  8. It turned out wonderfully. I'm jealous as my son has declared no more sweaters knit by mom and has gone the whole winter here in Minnesota with only short sleeve shirts on.

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    1. thank you :) Brrr sounds cold! Hope your son changes his mind!

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  9. It is dareling! And the photo shoot is hilarious. I bet you could up size it for your husband. Just use a basic raglan and fill in the pattern.

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    1. thank you :) He's such a ham when the camera comes out lol. That's what I was thinking, I'd have to have a think about the neck shaping to get it looking right but should work fine :)

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  10. Love the sweater but I especially love the modeling. He is a lover of life :)

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  11. This is unbelievably gorgeous, the jumper is so, so lovely. Cute kid too :)

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  12. It looks great on him. I love the collar! He looks like he is having a great time. Job well done Mom!

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    1. thank you :) The collar was my favourite bit too

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  13. He is a lucky duck to have a Mom that can knit up such a gorgeous sweater!! Plus you have an inspiring model on your hands!! He is just too cute. :-)

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  14. I love this sweater - great job on the dye! This colour combination would look great on my youngest son with his bright blue eyes. Maybe I need to do some experimenting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. thank you :) yarn dyeing is lots of fun, definitely worth having a go :)

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  15. Beautiful sweater. I love the color of that yarn.

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  16. A beautiful sweater! Hope he treasures it! Cute pictures, too.

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    1. thank you :) he does like his knitted sweaters :)

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  17. LOL! Your son is a riot. The bright, variegated colors you choose for him totally refect his personality.

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    1. Thank you :) He's a crazy little chap lol

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  18. Really cute cardigan and model! And I'm impressed by how lovely the yarn is.

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  19. Very pretty!! Nice pattern and colors and it suits the cool little man perfectly :-)
    Have a great weekend!
    Nata

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  20. Great sweater! Your model is certainly rockin the fun in it too ;-)

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  21. That is AMAZING! He seems to love it! Gorgeous!

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