Dear Jarret, I spilled the beans...
The sweater that I have been knitting for my DH for Christmas is done. It's all seamed up, ends woven in and snipped during thanksgiving break. I was going to wait until Christmas to give it to him and see how it fits. But you know, I suck at keeping secrets. DH and I always tell each other everything, so I inevitably end up telling him. Well, the fact that he had seen me worked on it numerous times and plus there's no way I can hide unless I take my knitting to the bathroom. (I'm sure some of you ladies out there know what I mean.) Anyways, years ago, when DH and I began dating, I presented him with a cabled sweater that took me almost a year finished. So after seven years, this is what he gets. The infamous Jarret inspired by brooklyntweed.
Pattern : Jarrett by Kim Hargreaves from Vintage Style
Yarn : 8 hanks of Rowanspun in Rush
Needle : 4.25 mm & 3.75mm bamboo circular/dpns
Cost for this project: $40 for yarn + $6 for buttons
Notes about this project...Thanks to Jared well written notes, I did very little mods to the pattern. Some minor recalculations for the sleeve cap decreases after I read about his frustrating attempts to get the perfect set-in sleeve. And also, I knit the button band with dpns instead of circular. I find it a lot easier having have to turn the needle back and forth. Next time, I might just knit the button band with the front panels altogther. Starting with the right panel, sew the buttons accordingly then continue to work on the left side (button hole).
Final verdict...Love it! The man was very delighted, let me tell ya'll. Jarret is light enough to keep him warm with a layered turtle neck shirt. Oh! did I also mention how much I love this yarn. Rowanspun came out even softer after the first wash. It's so amazing! What can I say, the perfect yarn for the pattern. Thanks for sharing and your great inspirations, Jared.