Tuesday, December 11, 2007

here is peter in his new sweater of which he says: i forgot i had a new sweater. to me it is like an old much loved sweater. and this is the quality one's clothes should always have. he loved it and i am so pleased. and it looks great with the grey hair and blue eyes in a 'danielle steele psychotherapist recently having moved from new york to a mansion in yorkshire' kind of way.
the wool is great and i love how it bloomed when blocked.
total knitting time was 18 days and i used about 6 ½ skeins of beaverslide worsted (90% wool 10 % mohair) in the glacier heather colourway on needles 3mm, 4mm and 4½ mm. the reason for the smaller of the needles is the tubular cast on/off that requires much smaller needles than a normal cast on/off. the cable is from barbara walker and is called aran braid. it is knit over twelve stitches but is very tight. the pattern is elizabeth zimmermann's raglan from the opinionated knitter.
it is special knitting for peter. he is my bestest, oldest and most lovely friend and i cannot fathom why i haven't done it much earlier.


becky c. said...

Looks great! I can tell from the pics that he loves it.

Lydia said...

That is a truly beautiful sweater! and is just the sort of embellishing I imagine could be done with pretty stitch patterns on a Zimmerman sweater, but haven't ever tried myself. And what a perfect compliment from your friend -- isn't that just the knitter's ideal? - a sweater that feels velveteen-rabbit loved as soon as you put it on...?

tiennieknits said...

This is fantastic! He looks so happy in it. Congrats on a job well done!

Kent said...

Ohhh! Beautiful sweater!

Isn't he lucky to have you as a friend :)

The sweater fits perfectly and the color looks great on him!


a friend to knit with said...

that is just the best! his smile says it all!
fabulous job!!!
happy new year.

Jules said...

No kidding it looks great with his eyes!
His compliment that it is like an old much loved sweater is about as good as it gets.