Husband Sweater: The Hem!

Woo!  I finally made it through the body of my Husband sweater!  Phew!  That was a slog, I tell you what.  The combination of cotton yarn and acres of stockinette at a slightly-smaller-than-usual gauge made the body seem like it took for-ev-er.  (I suppose the fact that I kept getting bored and making gnomes didn’t help it go faster, either.)

As I mentioned before, I decreased very slightly down the torso, to make the sweater a little bit fitted.  And, the row before I worked the ribbing, I used a trick I learned from Elizabeth Zimmerman.  I decreased every 10th stitch ([k8, k2tog] across).  It seems like a lot of stitches to get rid of at the end.  But, it’s actually the perfect amount to decrease to make a nice, tight-fitting hem, instead of one that flips and curls away from the body.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANow, I’m on to the hood.  Which I might need to modify, too.  The hoods on all the projects on Ravelry are a little Assassin’s Creed-y.

uploadedImage_medium2[1]But, a big hood isn’t a big deal, I suppose. Most of the time it’ll be just hanging down my husband’s shoulders, anyway.  I’ll have to think about it, and how much effort I want to put into changing the hood.

Have you ever made a hooded sweater?  How did it turn out?

5 thoughts on “Husband Sweater: The Hem!

  1. Carol

    Hahaha! That hood is totally Assassin’s Creed-y. I think the sweater looks great! Seems to be a perfect fit. Both of my moms have made hooded sweaters and they’ve all turned out well. In fact, my LOUD Mom’s getting ready to start a hooded cardigan for my person that’s away at college!

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  2. Crooked Tracks

    Great job. I like the colors and the pockets. I think the hood looks fine. Once I made a hooded pullover and I never wear the hood.

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