My husband picked out the pattern for his sweater, and the yarn, too. And here it is:
Knit Picks Comfy Sport in Planetarium and Whisker (AKA, navy blue and gray).
Let’s just take a moment to remember the example pictures on the pattern:
I wonder where he got the idea for a blue and gray sweater? A sweater with stripes is far enough out of his comfort zone, so I’m not going to raise a stink about the color choice. (And, he is a Ravenclaw, so I suppose blue and silver is pretty on point.)
The yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend, which I usually wouldn’t use for a sweater. But, my husband runs super warm, so anything with even a touch of wool doesn’t get worn, except on vacation to the Great White North. So we’ll see how it works as a sweater. Have any of you knit a sweater out of cotton?
I worked up a little swatch on size 5 needles:
I got gauge with size 5 needles, not size 7, like the pattern suggests. Which is weird. I’m usually a pretty average knitter, but I guess I won’t argue with the swatch gods. Maybe it has to do with the fiber content? Cottons don’t really stretch, but wool (like the pattern asks for) is quite stretchy. We’ll just have to see.
Cross your fingers for me!