I am making progress on the sweater for my wife. She requested a very plain pattern and a calming gray. She's doing very well with her double-knee replacement surgery that was this past June, so calm works well for her just now. She has lost a lot of weight since the surgery because now she is able to get up and move around; walking around the block now without a cane! I couldn't be more proud of her. This sweater will help her stay nice and warm as the cooler months approach. It's a larger size, but I think I have figured out how to take it in as she continues to slim down as the months pass. I'll make her one with more pizzazz for the spring to celebrate her continued improvement and adding more zip in her step and more activity to her life.
I am using the Simply Soft Caron acrylic yarn because it can just be thrown into the wash and then machine dry. I made one for my mom using this yarn and she says it wears well and gets even softer when laundered but maintains it's shape. I am using US#7 nickle-plated Knit Picks circular needles.
The next project will be a merino superwash wool sweater for my son. Hopefully, I'll get it done for Christmas. It will also be a raglan top-down pattern, but it will be a Henley sweater. I will be using the pattern found on page 56 of Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein. I have promised him that he will at least have something to try on at Christmas to see if I have the arm length correct.
The first picture is one of the sweater hanging, but I simply pinned the collar to hold it on the hanger. I don't have the front band done yet. The second is a flat shot so you can see the raglan detail.