A sweater for Alex

February 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

This is the first time I make a sweater for my boyfriend.
It’s a long story – it always is :) More details on my Ravelry project page.

Pattern: Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert – download for free in Danish · Yarn: Onion knit, Organic wool + Nettles · Colorway: Dark grey · Yardage: 1130 · Weight: 654 g · Needles: 5 mm

Making a man sweater

January 7, 2012 § 3 Comments

For the first time, I’m making a sweater for my boyfriend.

It’s quite a challenge. As I know how much I can ravel one petite piece of garment size x-small for a perfect fit, I don’t want to think of the amount of work to redo for a man’s sweater.

Anyway, The thing was to find the right pattern, simple but not boring. I went for Big Alfred’s by Britta Wilfert. Yet another nice version of her seamless, top-down constructions.

© by Wilfert's

Next thing: To find the perfect yarn … It couldn’t be wooly itchy, no bright colors, still it should be interesting enough to maintain my interest in the project.

ORGANIC WOOL + NETTLES by Onion Knit:

Organic wool + nettles by Onion Knit

It’s a beautiful charcoal grey, it’s very crisp and a true pleasure to work with.

Now, just a perfect fit, we’ll see …

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