Monday, November 19, 2007

finished

Andrew wanted nothing to do with modeling his sweater. But a one mile drive with permission to throw rocks and the potential to get wet and muddy? He was in!Andrew, 8,( favorite book: cat in the hat)
All right, you know it. It's the cobblestone pullover from Interweave Knits. Jared did a fantastic job designing a sweater for everyone. Men, women, boys and girls. Anyone could wear it.
Pattern: Cobblestone Pullover, by Jared Flood of brooklyntweed, Interweave Knits Fall '07
Yarn: Classic Elite, skye tweed, #1221, 8 balls.
Needles: size 7
I sat in the dentist office last week knitting on this, when the hygienist asked if I was making this for my daughter. I know the yarn has flecks of pink in it, but he loves it. Hey, boys look great in pink!
Modifications: O.K., here is what I did to make it to fit an eight year old. Cast on 140 st. Garter on the bottom is 1 inch. The garter st up the side has 12 stitches. So, the front and back have 58 stitches. The body (up until the underarm) measures 13 inches. For the sleeves, I cast on 40 stitches, one inch of garter, and increased until I had 56 stitches. The sleeves measure 15 inches. (They are a little long.) As far as the yolk, I always had 2 inches less than the patterns smallest size. I also did one less short row in the first set of short rows, and one less in the second set. Also, I cast off using size 10 needles. (That took three tries to get right.)
Thanks so much for the all of the encouragement on getting this finished. Now comes the hardest part. Getting a good photo, for the Christmas card, in their sweaters.

56 comments:

Adrienne said...

THIS IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ShopDaughter said...

It looks great!!! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for adding the mods. Maybe if I ever finish the one for DH, I may just get the motivation to make one for each of the boys :)

Tone H said...

The sweater turned out great! I'm with you on what's the hardest part. Digital cameras are a must. It gives me a chance to take 50 shots - and delete them all....

sarah said...

Lovely work as always, Leslie. Did you wind up casting on for a "reward project" to see you through, or did you just plug away at it until it was done? Regardless, YAY! you for finishing.

kim said...

Great photos! The Cobblestone looks great on Andrew who is such a good sport for doing a photo shoot.

Sheila said...

Fabulous sweater and your son looks good sporting it and the pics look great - great background.

sheepish one said...

very handsome. not girly at all. i wish you all the luck in getting a great photo for your christmas card. what's next up in your queue? xo

Senja said...

It looks great! I may have to try one for my 7 year old. Nice pictures too.

sherri said...

The sweater is great looking. congrats on finishing it in time for the holiday photos. You did a lovely job.

Stacey said...

what a great sweater - it has looked great on everyone that I've seen in it!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Thanks so much for the precise details about the mods, now I'm thinking I'll do one for Peeper lou in some LL worsted. It looks fantastic!!

Amy said...

Good luck with that holiday photo. :)

The Cobblestone looks fantastic, and I think it's very "boy"!

DAWN said...

wonderful (as usual). love the color and it fits him som nicely. yay!!

erin said...

channeling your inner boden?

the sweater looks great - good luck with the photo shoot for the christmas card. hope they all smile nicely. at the same time. :)

Kirsten said...

Fantastic! Tell him Dr. Seuss is one of my favorites too!

That is the same color Skye Tweed that I am using for my Dr. G's Memory Vest. I'm hoping my husband or son will be willing to wear it.

Stella said...

You somehow manage to trick your boys into being fantastic models. It looks great on him!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness...he looks so cute! I think I love this sweater even more for boys. I love the tweed you used too.

La Cabeza Grande said...

You've got the magic touch, momma! Both with the crafting and with the kids!

Kudos to you on a job well-done.

jillian said...

Awwwwwww. Your little-Cobblestone turned out perfect, and I bet it's so warm and comfortable.

Katie said...

beautiful!I love this!

Yarn It said...

Another gorgeous sweater! Great job! I have an 8 year old boy so maybe I will knit him that sweater and use your mods. You will have to make a post of your Christmas picture so we can see all of them together in their cute sweaters!

KreativeMix said...

Great job!!!

Louise said...

Another fine looking sweater on a fine looking boy! I LOVE the yarn choice and that pattern looks great!

2begin2 said...

Your knitting just so beautiful - and this sweater takes my breath away!

Windy Knitty said...

It turned out so well--and I'm sure your photos will, too:)

luv Abby said...

great sweater.... I just saw a completed adult one here....
http://houseonhillroad.typepad.com/
I luv pink on boys too.... hehe
luv Abby

Jess said...

Fabulous. I can't wait to see them all together!

Kaet said...

it looks great, i love grey, especially with pink flecks! and any kid who can wear a sweater with pink flecks while getting wet and muddy is a-ok with me!

leslie said...

amazing job.
again.
and again.
the christmas photo will also be amazing.

KeanaLee said...

Great job mom! I love it, I really like the gray.

amandajean said...

I love this sweater! you gotta love a versitile pattern like that. you are one impressive knitter and mama!

Cinnamonamon said...

Gorgeous (of course!). And your son is a great model. :) Can't wait to see holiday pics!

Tanya said...

Super sweater - darling pictures by the way :)

Happy Thanksgiving!
Tanya

Knitterella said...

Wow! Fantastic! Looks great on him! (thanks for the modification tips too)

You are quite the photographer - great shots!

carrie said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Acornbud said...

Terrific. I love the color. It really fits him well.

Knitaholictoo said...

This is sooo cute. I have 2 boys (5&3) and I get tired of navy, grey and green. Very creative!

www.goneknitting.typepad.com said...

oh my gosh you have to most gorgeous kids. I want to see them all together! Both boys in their cobblestone sweaters. Christmas Photo?

Macoco said...

That's a sweater that I'm sure will get a lot of wear! It looks great on him - I think that last photo over the bridge is my favorite.

Chris said...

What a great MOM you are. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Nora said...

Fantastic - I love the colour.

KnitPastis said...

Beautiful and he looks like he loves it!

Meggie said...

Al...right...!! I knew you would do it! It looks great, Les. You did a great job, as usual. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Virtuous said...

Looks just wonderful!!

That WOULD make a great Christmas photo!!

opportunityknits said...

It's a handsome sweater on such a cute boy. I really like this design very much. Thanks for sharing your mods.

Brown Berry said...

What a fantastic modification! Perfect fit, color, and photo shoot. Well done!

Yarnhog said...

It looks great! I did one for my ten-year-old son. I used dk weight yarn, so I had to pretty much rewrite the pattern, which was a pain. He loves it, though, and actually wears it all the time.

tiennie said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! Love how it turned out!

Katherine said...

Wow! What's not to like about this sweater? It's gorgeous!

nova said...

The only thing I love more than this cobbletsone for an 8 year old are the adorable hershey's meathead hats. There is too much adorableness on these pages.

Anonymous said...

beautiful sweater..your son looks very handsome!

will you adopt me? :)

happy thanksging..

laura

Sharon said...

Aww it came out awesome! I absolutely love it!

Lisa said...

This is amazing. Always an inspiration when I visit here. You're so talented!

Lisa

Grace said...

I LOVE your little Boden reference there under his first photo. So hilarious! And I adore this sweater. I love it. After Christmas, I am knitting one for my husband.

knititch said...

maybe i prefer this sweater for a child. actually i think the desigh is a bit feminine for a full grown man. i adore this one and would like to make it for a nephew of mine some day. wonderful.

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