Thursday, June 14, 2007

Jarrett is done!


Pattern: Jarrett by Kim Hargreaves from "Vintage Style"
Yarn: Rowanspun DK in Mouse 6.5 skeins (I think) for size 38
Needles: Addi Turbos 3.75mm, 4mm and 3.25mm for patches
Mods: None.
Started: August 2006
Finished: June 2007




I'm so glad it's done. I blocked it before Jason tried it on and I stretched the sleeves a bit too much. I'll have to remember that when I wash it again.


The buttons are great! At first they looked like petrified wood but I think they are some kind of horn. You never really know what they will look like until they are on the garment. I was afraid that they would be too large but I think they are perfect.

Here are some others that inspired me:
Aren't they all just wonderful?

13 comments:

Laura B said...

Looks great! Good job! I love those buttons!

stitchywitch said...

I love it! Great job - I can't imagine tackling a sweater for a man. I love the patches and your buttons!

Meg said...

Fantastic!! It looks like it will be well-loved by the wearer!

pamela wynne said...

It looks fantastic! Way better than the one I knit in the same yarn -- I still haven't done the elbow patches 6 months later. Thanks for the link though. :)

knittingphilistine said...

Awesome!!! It turned out SO fantastic. And HEART those buttons!!

Terhi said...

Gorgeous jacket, and great buttons!

Kara said...

Jarrett is amazing. V. v. manly. The buttons are just the right touch too.

Erin said...

I really believe this is a perfect go-to men's sweater. I love yours! Very well done.

Dipsy said...

This looks absolutely awesome! What a great pattern, and the yarn you've been using for it seems to be just the perfect one - and you've knitted it up so beautifully! I love the buttons too! Congratulations on a really great accomplishment!

michele said...

this looks great! what a lot of stockinette to muscle your way through. buttons really suit the sweater. hope he loves it.

Kristi said...

Nicely done, love the buttons and the elbow patches.

Jen said...

Love that! I have enough Rowanspun DK to make it. Must find that book! :)

allisonlindsay said...

I am working on this very sweater at this very moment with this very yarn. Serendipity. Yours looks lovely. Completed any other Vintage Knits?