Composite Superman Sweater - Finished!

After months and months of work, my Composite Superman Sweater is finally complete!

I got really mired on the color work (which I think is reasonable :D), but thanks to my handy pattern I had built earlier, I was able to just work slowly through it. Once I finished, working on the sleeves and everything else was pretty simple.

The pattern I used was "Avast" from Knitty, with quite a few changes. Namely: I used larger needles, but knit a swatch to make it fit; I didn't use the banding on the bottom, the zipper, or the hemming strategy on the neck. And there was the whole "color" thing that I changed, naturally.

Overall, I think a really solid, fun project. If I were to go back in time, I would probably adjust a lot of little finicky things, mostly changes I made to the pattern as a result of the colorwork I needed and my larger needles. It's a little tight, but since it zips, you can't notice that.

The one thing that will likely bother me about it for awhile is the zipper. Aside from hand-sewing, I have no idea how to sew it in without getting it to buckle a little. But for now, I'm alright with it; the dual-colored zipper was an inspired touch, if I say so myself.

Anyway, just wanted to share!

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albert's picture

I think you did a great job on the knitting, but I'm getting more of a composite Batman thing going. You must be a big Marvel comics fan!

YarnGuy716's picture

It looks awesome!

purlyman's picture

That's awesome... I absolutely love it!! I can't imagine all the comments you'll be getting when you wear it out!! So great!


mrossnyc's picture

What a great idea and a great job! You are going to get so many comments when you wear it out.

gardenguy42's picture

That is so cool! Way to go!

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QueerJoe's picture

I love how this came can be SO creative!

I think the zipper looks quite fine, and you're right about the dual-color aspect of it.

I found that sewing a zipper into a knitted garment was easier done on a sewing machine than by hand, although others have said the opposite. The sweater I sewed a zipper into was also cabled with more fuzzy yarn than yours, so perhaps it just hid the imperfections better.

Thanks for showing's great.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

What a fun sweater! I have a few friends who'd ask for one like that, if they ever saw it. (BTW - Love the knitted Dalek.) -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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