Friday, January 16, 2009

Chicago Lopi Sweater



Here are the pictures of the finished Lopi sweater I knit for my son, who is trying to stay warm in cold Chicago. I know that the package I sent to him was delivered so it's safe to post the pictures on my blog. I can't believe how fast this progressed because of the large gauge. I used size 10 needles. I figure it was about the same as knitting a pair of socks on teeny tiny needles! Seriously!! It consumed almost 11 balls of Lopi and it looks really nice. The yarn is very hairy but it is Lopi, after all. I purchased the yarn from Webs and they provide excellent prices and service.

Since my son is 6'4", but thin, I knit the large size but added the rows for the XL size. Frank tried it on, and it fits him fine, except for the length, so it should fit my son. I always like to get a sanity check by having someone try it on for size, and to confirm that it actually fits over a head!!

4 comments:

Monika said...

This sweater is beautiful!

stitchin' girl said...

What a gorgeous sweater! Your son is very lucky indeed.

Tamara said...

That is fantastic! I hope he really enjoys it. He'll look so handsome in that sweater.

Sharon said...

Lovely project. Your son is a lucky boy... Icelandic knits are fun projects and move along quickly.