My first sweater! Yahoo!!

I did it!--fought through the anxiety and fear to finish my first sweater. It's truly a great sense of accomplishment! The yarn is Lion Brand Wool-ease Chunky in Walnut and I downloaded the pattern, "Saturday Morning Hoodie" from their website, It was surprisingly a bit easier than I ever thought it would be. The only daunting part was doing the finishing work on the pockets. I still have to attach the button loops and buttons but was to anxious to wait to post.


PaxKnitter's picture

Great job! Sounds like it's a good sweater for a first sweater project. I may have to stick this in my queue.



ManMadeKnits's picture

That's an awesome sweater, man!

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Stephen450's picture

A great looking sweater on a great looking guy. What a combination!!

Asplund's picture

Looks great - and comfortable too! Could you post more pictures, please? I'd love to see some details too!

kiwiknitter's picture

Yes, please!

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MMario's picture

Awesome! Isn';t the relief great? Sweater looks pretty good as well.MMario - ambiguity is cultivated, it doesn't happen in a vacuum!

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Congrats! I'm inspired. I've bought yarn and have a simple pattern in mind, but haven't given it a try yet. In the meantime, I've discovered a pattern I'd rather do with more expensive yarn, so as you can tell I'm still sort of in "afraid to give it a try" mode while I continue making socks, hats and/or scarves. One of these days.


crmartin's picture

Fantastic job! Looks like a beautiful sweater.



gardenerstitch's picture

The sweater looks great! Now that you've tackled that project, what's next?

scottly's picture

And a fine sweater it is. What a great look!!!! Now I'm jealous.

I wish I were knitting now.

Great looking sweater, and a good fit. Congratulations on your choice of first sweater. Post again with buttons and loops.

!! I think you should knit hoodies for your dogs so we can have a family portrait! Nice Job!!

albert's picture

Congratulations! The sweater is beautiful and I must say is a rather audatious project for a first attempt. I have yet to try a cardiagan, let alone one with a hood and pockets! You have inspired us all.

V's picture

Looks great! I want to make one now!

purlyman's picture

That looks great! For me it's always the finishing work that I dread. And I've only worked in the round... never a cardigan and no sewing!! Congrats!


I do cardies in the round and this one would be easy to do. Give it a try, what's to lose?

eyedoc's picture

That's outstanding!!

I have several sweaters I would love to tackle but too afraid to start one! Keep up the great work!

Good for you! I saw the sweater pattern and thought it loooked nice. The grey color suits the pattern (and YOU) very well.

RCC's picture

Beautiful........what an accomplishment for a first sweater. Such a great fit. I have the yarn and pattern sitting in my next project(s) pile!

Craig's picture

I I agree with every statement everyone else has said. Ecellent work.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

Bill's picture

TERRRRIFFIC!!! the wide ribbing on the pockets!

Gregory Patrick's picture

Good job, man! Dude, I have to think a sweater and a pair o' sox has to be the final exam for qualifying for a black belt in knitting. Love the pic!

BuduR's picture

Grats! it looks great!

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