Friday, 28 March 2014

FO Friday - Alec Sweater

Hi everyone :) Thank you for the wonderful response to my latest blanket, it's been a lovely way to end a bit of a rubbish week.

Today I'd like to share another FO with you, this time a knitted one. After finishing my Celebrations Jumper at the begining of the month and finding it was a little too big for it's recipient I promised him I'd make him another jumper that was a perfect fit. And it would have buttons! This is the result :-)

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Despite the pictures the sleeves do actually fit fine and I know from previous experience this yarn stretches out the more it's worn so I expect in a few weeks time the sleeves will be too big lol.  Still, if it means he gets to wear the jumper for longer then that's no bad thing :-)

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He chose an...eclectic... combination of buttons. I suggested having them all the same but he was certain he wanted a repeating pattern like he'd been learning about at school. They make me smile and he adores them which is what matters most :-)

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Quick view of the back.

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Here's some notes if you want to make your own version:

Pattern: Alec
My Ravelry page: Here
Yarn: Ice Magic Yarns
Buttons: Berry Nice Crafts (which currently has a sale on until the end of March)

I'm going to spend today working on a new pair of socks. I finished my MKAL socks yesterday and immediately cast on for a pair of toe up socks for my husband. I might also do a bit of crochet as I've got an idea in my mind I want to try to find a pattern for.

Thanks for visiting my blog. More crafty posts at FO Friday, Creative Friday and Fiber Arts Friday. Have a good weekend everyone :-)

22 comments:

  1. A super cool sweater and a great looking model! :)
    Hope you will have a great weekend!

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  2. Your sweater turned out great!! He looks so happy and thrilled! Love the buttons he chose. :)))

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    1. Thank you :-) He's got good taste lol

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  3. It looks great Evelyn! Hope your week improves! x

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  4. I love the buttons!! What a happy boy. Great job.

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  5. He does look very happy with his new jumper... and you are very nice to make two. :-)

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    1. Thank you :-) I just can't resist him when he looks at me with his big sad eyes :-o

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  6. the sweater is beautiful and your son very cute! :-) Have a nice weekend. Regula

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  7. He will extra love this jumper because he got to choose those fun buttons himself. These colors look terrific on him.

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    1. Oh yeah, he's barely taken it off since. Turquoise is definitely one of his best colours

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  8. Young kids are always the most appreciative audience, hope he enjoys wearing his lovely sweater. thanks for sharing

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  9. Super jumper for a boy after my own heart. I don't put matching buttons on my contributions to Little Miss F's wardrobe

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    1. I guess it makes an outfit totally unique, it does bother my sense of "neatness" though. I think I need to loosen up a bit lol

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  10. Super jumper and I love the buttons x

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  11. Adorable! I love the buttons on it too.

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