February Gentleman Sweater
Thanks to all who helped me convince the Professor to pose in his new sweater. The photos I got aren't stellar, but since it was over 80°F outside during the shoot, I took the shots as quickly as possible. It seemed cruel to make him wear a wool sweater in that kind of heat.Pattern: Cobblestone Pullover, by Jared FloodYarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, color 2445, "Shire," 6 skeinsNeedles: US size 7 (4.50 mm)This sweater is easy and fun to knit. Because my gauge was a bit smaller than the pattern called for, I knit a size larger (43.5 inches) than I normally would have. The sweater is a little roomy on him, but I'm glad I didn't knit the smaller size. He does have to roll up the sleeve cuffs, but he tells me that's a common problem for him. I'll have to file that knowledge away for future reference.The good news is that the Professor really seems to like the sweater. He has worn it quite a bit since his birthday...in public even! And I think he looks quite fetching in it.