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.
Now, 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.
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?