Thursday, April 19, 2007

Garter Rib For That Dull Man in Your Life

If your man is anything like my John, who has conservative taste in clothing, this would be considered daring but wearable.

The yarn is Italian. 50% Merino, 25% Cashmere and 25% silk. 2/15 weight used double.

This approximates to 375m per 100gm. This could easily be knitted by hand, using approximately 3mm needles.

It was knitted using the Brother Garter Carriage on tension 10, on a Brother 940. The gauge was 27sts and 46 rows to 10cm AFTER washing and tumble drying. The completed seater was washed and tumble dried. From now on it will be machine washed on a 30c delicate cycle and dried flat.


18 comments:

Karen said...

Very nice!

Jenn said...

I think the sweater is lovely... Id probably end up stealing it off of my man if he had it in the wardrobe looks lovely and comfortable to snuggle up inside!!

Anonymous said...

I would love it myself; do I qualify now for the ultimate dull woman?

Sheila said...

The color is gorgeous. Great job even if a tad conservative.

Annick said...

Hi Colin, very nice blog, and very nice jumper. Unfortunately I have no GK and no possibilities to install one on a Siver Reed. I like the colours and the shape.

Anonymous said...

Nice manly sweater. Well done.

Maggie

Nat said...

Colin, I think it's beautiful! It's conservative enough, but still pleases the color and texture person.

Yvonne said...

Hi, Colin,
I love all your sweaters, the finish on them is fabulous! What do you
do with them all? Either John and you are the best dressed fellas
around, or you give them away or sell them?

Gail said...

That's one beautiful sweater Colin. I like it a lot. Love your
latest socks as well and as always love the pup pics.

LouLou said...

Hi Colin,

Dull? Not at all, classy and sober!
And what a professional finish! Just look at how the ribs in the collar
match those in the body!

Anonymous said...

That sweater is wonderful, Colin. Wondered what you've been up to. Vicki

Charles said...

Wow~~ Looks does sweater!!!
John is lucky guy!!!

Visit my blog sometime!!

Heather said...

Hi Colin, what a lovelly jumper. I hope John will wear it, so then he
won't be so Mr Dull!!! I love it so much I am going to get my GC out
and knit my DH one.
Keep up the good work.
Also your puppies are beautiful. Wish I could have one.

Ghis said...

Hi Collin

Me I FIND IT VERY BEAUTIFUL and original too!!!

Anonymous said...

Love your garter stitch sweater. Do you make your sweaters and sell them? Or just give them to friends? You do have a lovely talent for designing, it seems.

Kucki68 said...

What a great sweater, so good looking.

Hilde C. said...

A sweater in merino, cashmere and slik sounds absolutely
wonderful :-)

Anonymous said...

Great simple design is always best. Machine knitter nut aka Joan