Soon after I joined Men Who Knit I posted about my urge to knit the "Uber sweater", the ultimate man’s sweater that would be big, heavy, chunky, hard-wearing and in a very masculine colour.
Well, this is the sweater that came out of it. I really like it, but it isn't quite the Uber Sweater. It's knit in Twilley’s Freedom Wool, which is a singles yarn and pills very quickly. The final Uber Sweater will be made from a chunky plied yarn (yes, I really do want it to be that heavy!) That said, this one is incredibly warm and has a winter feel-good factor, so it’s getting plenty of wear in cold-cold Great Britain.
So, I'll carry on looking for the right yarn. Debbie Bliss Donegal Chunky Tweed probably comes close, or I might get some chunky British Blue Faced Leicester yarn hand dyed for the purpose.
Suggestions for a plied chunky yarn would be good, along with any comments on what would make the ultimate man's sweater for you.