Dad’s SweaterMay 6, 2007
I finished it on Saturday night. 🙂
I substituted yarns. I used Patons Classic Merino in Gray, instead of The Tahki Donegal Tweed the pattern suggested. I also left off the patches. My dad wanted a sweater that had a collar to cover his neck. He lives by the ocean where ocean breezes can give you a chill. Hopefully he won’t mind me putting his picture on my blog.
Pattern: Patch Man designed by Ann Budd for Knit Scene Magazine, Spring 2007.
Yarn: Patons Classic Merino in Dark Grey
Needles: Size 6 and 8 (to get gauge)
My only real pattern tweak (besides yarn substitution) was that I knitted longer on the collar than suggested. When I first tried to sew it down it puckered in the corners. I could have blocked it, but really didn’t have the time to block just the collar. So I decided to just knit about an inch or so longer and it sewed down perfect.
He loves it and I love it. I am very happy how it turned out!
If I could have changed one thing on it, I might have made it longer.