Finished my first sweater!

Here is my first sweater i knitted - took four months, but I finished! i am really happy with the results, and it was perfect to wear today as the weather has turned chilly.

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TheKnittingMill's picture

HOLY MACKEREL PAUL!!! I cannot believe that is your first sweater!!! It's so handsome. You should be very, very proud! Enjoy wearing it. Really, really beautiful! I'm in awe....seriously.

AKQGuy's picture

Seriously. I will now never show my first sweater on here. Thanks... But it is fantastic work.

michaelpthompson's picture

I did show my first sweater on here Q, but it didn't look anywhere near that nice.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

ronhuber's picture

Congratulations. The sweater is wonderful. I hope it is the first of many.

IamKnitGuy's picture

How'd you get the sleeves to be the same length? Did you say first sweater? :-)

Seriously, great job!

andyz280f's picture

Holy Crap! That's nice.

michaelpthompson's picture

That's great Paul, nicely done. Looks like a nice fit too.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

Tom Hart's picture

First sweater, is it?


murfpapa's picture

It fits so well, no puckers or saggies. Terrific job.

smalltownknitguy's picture

Excellent job for your first. Very professional!

bmbdcj's picture

Very nice job! I can't believe this is your first should of seen my first one :)

steve kadel's picture

Excellent job. A bright future in knitting for you

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That is a great first sweater. You should indeed be very proud.

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Kerry's picture

Congratulations Paul, it looks a really good fit.

Bill's picture

Nothing like starting at the top!
...can't wait to see what you do do you top perfection?

PaulKnittingNow's picture

wow - thanks guys for all the compliments! I meticulously kept track of each row on the sleeves b/c I didn't want to end up with one shorter/longer - you should see my knitting notebook! LOL thanks again- your compliments keep me inspired!

Tallguy's picture

Knitting notebook???

knittingboom's picture

Wonderful. Well done.

bobinthebul's picture

Beautifully done! I haven't gotten up the courage to do a sweater yet...with the work lined up ahead of me, if I start one now it will be done just as it gets too warm to wear sweaters....:/

sundazzed's picture

Outstanding!! Congrats on a job "well done".....

correcttension's picture

what a great job! and a perfect fit. I love the depth of the V

twistknit's picture

That is a great sweater! Very Republic looking!

Darrel's picture

That is a great sweater! What pattern did you use? It does indeed look very BR. :)

PaulKnittingNow's picture

thanks! I used # 247 V Neck Down Pullover for Men by Diane Soucy - my lys said it was a good one for a beginner. Very easy top down knitted in the round...

Spicemanknit's picture

Paul, I love this sweater you made. Very classic! Just like other things in life ;), you will never forget your first time or the first garment you knitted. BTW, what type of yarn did you use?

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Hi John - thanks! I used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted - great to work with.