I have finally been forgiven for being a bad, unfaithful wife and knitting for another man.
How did Ben attain this state of nirvana?
It only took me to knit a beautiful pair of socks and me to finish his Drifter 😀
The finishing is timely – The weather here is still freezing and Ben has a horrible cold and needs to be kept warm.
Wanna see Ben modelling?
Here’s one with him looking a bit happier…
So how was it to knit? Once I had the 3 different cable panels sorted out with my excel spreadsheet (described in “Jealous Boy Gets a Treat“) it was very easy. The sleeves had just one panel of cable up the centre of the arm and K3, P3 rib for the rest. Finishing was a breeze too – no buttonbands or neck to knit or edging to pick up – just a back, front and two sleeves to sew together 🙂
Here a clearer shot of that sleeve cable…
And I guess I should show you the back too – the back is identical to the front except the cable panel order is reversed. A,B,C one side C,B,A on the other. The big advantage is Ben doesn’t have to worry if he’s put it on the wrong way round!
So does Ben love me again now I have made him such a snugly warm jumper?
I think so…but I think I might have let the competition get their claws into him while he was feeling jealous 😯
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from Rowan 48 by Erika Knight|
|Yarn:||10 balls Rowan Cocoon in “Tundra”|
|Pattern Problems:||Hard to keep track of what row you were on for the three cable panels – solved with my spreadsheet.|
|Washing and Wearing:||Very warm and sheds (T-shirt underneath Drifter was covered with hairs after this photo shoot!)|
|Knit It Again???:||No – only because one in the wardrobe is enough (and I’m not about to knit for another man again!)|
|Difficulty:||Medium- some tricksy cables to keep track of.|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Jealous Boy Gets a Treat|