another wardrobe staple
The first sweater I knit for The Husband was such a roaring success that I was definitely going to knit him another. He wears that first one so much that it’s challenging to get it out of rotation long enough to wash it. Enter Husband Sweater #2. It’s another Elizabeth Zimmermann, this time the seamless raglan. If I want to knit something that the Husband will actually wear, it has to be basic; clean lines, nothing too busy, no bright colours. This one fits the bill nicely.
At one point today while he was wearing it, I smoothed the sweater down on his shoulder and gazed admiringly. He chuckled and said, "I’m never sure if you’re doing that because you love me or the sweater." Truthfully, it’s a lot of both.
Pattern: The Seamless Raglan from Knitting Without Tears
Yarn: 5 skeins of Cascade 220 in colour 4002
Needles: Size 8 US (5.0mm) Bamboo
Started: September 29th, 2007
Finished: November 4th, 2007
Modifications: None, but I followed Techknitting’s advice with the transition of ribbing to stockinette. I think it’s made a big difference to how the cuffs lay. On the last row of ribbing, I slipped all the knit stitches instead of knitting them. The cuffs look great and the fabric doesn’t flip up at all. I’m going to do this with all my ribbing from here on in.
Final Verdict: I should have knit the body about an inch longer, but other than that, it’s pretty dang good.