Hey guys, guess what.
I made a sweater!
(Surprise!… I guess. I make a lot of sweaters.)
This one was made for my father-in-law.
Last spring, he asked me to make him a sweater, and I have trouble saying no (or maybe I just like having an excuse to make another sweater). So, I asked him exactly what he wanted. After all, if I’m going to put all the work into a project like this, I wanted the finished project to be something he’d wear, after all. We talked about cables vs. stripes, crew necks vs. V-necks, yoked sweaters vs. raglans. We talked about ease and fit.
And then my husband brought out a sweater I had made for him years and years ago. It was a Ben sweater, knit in forest-green Berroco Vintage.
My father-in-law took one look at that sweater and said, “That. That’s the sweater I want. Except… can I have it in gray?”
So, I knit up another Ben, this time in gray.I love the cable/texture pattern. It’s a fun, easy knit that packs a big punch. And it’s crazy warm, perfect for Northern Illinois winters.Unfortunately, I forgot to take a big “finished project” picture before I wrapped it up, but needless to say, it’s a pretty great sweater.
Have you ever re-knit a pattern for multiple people?