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Shapely Boyfriend »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Classic, Cute, Casual
MATERIALS Yarn O-Wool Classic [100% certified organic Merino wool; 198 yd/181 m per 100 g skein]; color: 4112 Rust; 5 [5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8] skeins. Recommended needle size [always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique] 24-inch length or longer US 8/5mm circular needle 1 set US 8/5mm double-point needles (or long circular needle for magic loop method) 32-inch or longer US 6 (4mm) circular needle Notions Yarn needle Seven 1-inch diameter buttons [buy buttons after project is complete to ensure they'll fit] GAUGE 16 sts/22 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
What was your inspiration?
This sweater was created after many, many discussions with a good friend and fellow knitter about The perfect sweater. We wanted something simple, so that it could be worn with just about anything. We wanted something classic, but with a clean, modern feel. We realized that what we really wanted was what everyones calling a Boyfriend Sweater only shaped to fit US.
I decided to keep the stitch work straightforward, so that each person knitting it can do his or her own thing and customize it even more. At this gauge, it wont take very long to knit! Check out my article in this issue of Knitty to read more about altering the fit.
What are you most proud of?
I'm really proud of the fit of this sweater, it's truly a custom garment.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you don't know how to create custom shaping in your sweaters, try my Craftsy class: http://www.craftsy.com/class/Knit-Lab-Fit-Your-Knits/27