Sunday, May 25, 2008


I finally finished the v-neck for my dad. He's happy, I'm happy.

Dad V-neck 1

Pattern: My own
Yarn: Jaeger Extra Fine Merino in Natural (SH 937), about 15 balls
Needles: 3.5mm/4mm Knitpicks Options circulars

Dad V-neck 2

A pretty generic v-neck pattern with set in sleeves. I knitted both the body and sleeves in the round to reduce seaming.

The only difficulty I had was with the sleeves. I managed to mis-measure my dad's shoulder to wrist length, which led to a pretty long first sleeve that had to be completely ripped and remade. Designing the sleeve caps was also pretty tricky, but I found the article on the topic by Pam Allen in the Winter 07 issue of Interweave Knits pretty helpful.

This is the only photo I've got of my dad actually wearing it. It's taken on my phone, hence the awful quality. I can't take credit for the retro kitchen background though.


Lara said...


When are you going to write up the pattern?

tiennie said...

This is amazing and fantastic work. Looks so professional!

Anonymous said...

it looks so lovely - can't believe you had any troubles with it!

Ginger_nut said...

beautiful -I especially love the cable around the neckline!

Amy said...

That is beautiful! Great job.

SallyO said...

Really beautiful! Wonderful job (thought I bet you're glad it's over.)

wyau said...

E, you're amazing! that's so cool.

Melinda said...

Well done! I don't think it's generic at all - especially as you designed the pattern :)