Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Christmas gift - Part 2

To recap: back in 1997 I bought the Yarn Widower some wool.  He's been bugging me about that wool for the last 3 years now, ever since I picked up the needles again and started this blog.  By now we have firmly established that he does not know how to knit and therefore it is up to me to turn that nice wool yarn into a nice wool sweater.  Well, here it is 2011 and damn it, if I'm not going to knit him a wool sweater.

After a lengthy and thorough search, here is the pattern I selected.

Pattern: Jack by Kim Hargreaves
Rowan The Tweed Collection (out of print)

I was worried about the darkness of the yarn and whether or not the cables would be visible so I did a test swatch.

So far, so good.  I presented this all the Yarn Widower who gave it the thumbs up.  Remarkable considering how many options he had previously rejected.  My Yarn Widower is particularly picky in his sartorial choices.

Now to cast on.


  1. can't wait to see YW in the sweater!

  2. so is
    the sweater for
    xmas 2011?
    i owe grub a sweater
    he also
    "doesn't know"
    how to knit.
    he has 3 inches
    of a scarf for me

  3. Naw, more like Xmas 1997. Sometimes it takes me a while to get around to finishing gifts. Sorry, folks.