11/08/2006

A Cabled Sweater for my lovely hubby.....

I will not claim to have just finished this (of course those who were at the Gone Stitchin' Retreat would know anyway) but has taken me a while to get a picture of Ed wearing it. The Sweater: Patrick by Black Purl The Yarn: Donegal Tweed Homespun by Tahki Yarns, Colour 0897 I love this sweater. I love the cables. I love the colour. God, I love the man wearing this sweater (every time he puts it on, it makes me all tingly inside - who knew the power of handknits!!!). This sweater was an easy and lovely knit. I should qualify that easy because I modified the armhole shaping (the pattern calls for decreases into the cables which just wasn't working for me and I did try it three times). I love the cables; they are big and expansive definitely befitting the owner. These are the cables prior to blocking. I had a bit of a dilemma regarding the sizing. Ed is a 44" chest and the pattern ran 44" and 48". While I like a bit of room in his sweaters, the extra 4" in the next size was just too much for me. I did a swatch to see what the give would be and decided I would do the 44" as there was quite a bit of stretch in the yarn and the cables wouldn't get too flattened out (although I hemmed and hawed because I also love the tightness of those cables above but I knew it was gonna grow and then it would be way too big). It is a nicely slightly fitted sweater which is great (must be that part that gives me the tinglies...seriously, just writing this I wish Ed was here right now - think I might kiss him!) but different from other sweaters I have knit for Ed in terms of how more form fitting it is and at a length that is just below the middle of his butt (he generally likes them longer). It was a departure for us both as I am so happy with the result. I just had such a good time knitting it. He looks damn good in it too (I think I've kind of said that already, haven't I!!!)!

29 comments:

Suzie said...

Both the sweater and Ed look great! Good job Cyn! Looks like you got a keeper!

Wannietta said...

The sweater and the man complement each other very well indeed. I love how much you love him - it's sweet!!

Dorothy said...

The sweater is gorgeous and it looks great on Ed in both fit and colour. Good job with it!

Sorka said...

Ooooh it's like perfect!!! The other size would have been tooo big!
Denise
Knitchat.com

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

margene said...

Ed looks fabulous in the color and the sweater! Nice work.

canknitian said...

VERY nice! The colour, cable proportions and fit are perfect!

Leah said...

What a great sweater! It looks really good on him!

I would be quite proud of that accomplishment if I were you.

sue said...

What a beautifully made jumper for your handsome husband. He looks very happy to wear your handknits too, isnt it nice when they do. My partner likes the jumpers I make for him too. I love your purple socks too, very pretty, and I hope your on your road to recovery.

Carole said...

It's wonderful. And he does look damn good wearing it.

strangelittlemama said...

Gorgeous sweater & a gorgeous guy!! He looks so huggable.

Jenn said...

The sweater looks great and it totally suits your hubby. Awesome!!! Oh, about the candy, lol Daddy had a little help in that, shushhh don't tell. :-) Thanks for the comments on the socks too.

crzjane said...

The sweater or the man it's hard to tell which one is better. (I feel about my husband the same way you do about yours. I love that tingly feeling.) I have to say the sweater is very nice. Some day I'll have to try and knit a sweater for my sweetie. (Glad you are feeling better)

aija said...

You can say it again & again, he looks GREAT in that sweater!! Perfect choice in pattern, color, man... :) Congrats really, its wonderful.

Dave said...

Wonderful sweater. Great cables, gorgeous colour, perfect fit. Simply wonderful. Well done!!

JustApril said...

Gorgeous and oh yes, Gorgeous again =) Great work it looks awesome - It's so cool that he lets you put his pics up =)

Miss Scarlett said...

Whoa! That sweater is perfect for Ed. The colour and the fit - the pattern is fantastic.
You do beautiful work Cyn.
Have you heard of the Eye Candy Friday posts? This would be a major contender for that category!

Rhonda said...

You're dam right he looks good in it! A good looking handknit sweater kind of gives me the tingles all over also. M-m-m-m, I think it's catchy.

It's a beautiful sweater and the color looks great on Ed.

Vicki Knitorious said...

FABULOUS!! It's absolutely perfect. The tingles are perfectly understandable. ; )

amanda said...

I love the sweater! M would literally die if he saw that Ed got a cabled sweater and he hasn't. So mum's the word, k?

Carole said...

Having actually seen in in progress, touched it and watched it being modelled, I must concur - he's (opps - it's) amazing.

Give our boys a big hug for me.

Your buddy, Carole
XOX

Lucia said...

OMG, Cyn, that is stunning. And the sweater's not half bad either :).

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks great!

Elizabeth said...

What can I say that hasn't been already said?
WooWoo to both Ed and the sweater.
There is a reason we knit for our men!

sprite said...

You did a great job with it, and Ed looks like he's delighted with it. Congrats to both of you!

Erin said...

This sweater really is beautiful. It looks great and I LOVE the color and the cables. Awesome job.

Teyani said...

you get HUGE applause for such a successful sweater - and yes, we all totally get it why you'd want to give him a hug when he's wearing it - he could be a model (ssshh, don't tell him, he'll get a swelled head :-)
Lovely combo of yarn and design.
P>S> don't show this to my husband either ! the jealousy factor would be huge ! tee hee

amanda cathleen said...

Great sweater! It looks fab on Ed! He looks like he is enjoying it too : )

cookie said...

Wow, that looks fabulous! What a lucky man!