Jerry asked for a sweater. Even though he is the warmest boy in world, braving the coldest days in a t-shirt and shorts if I would let him, I am knitting him a sweater. Without really thinking the whole thing through, I’m knitting it out of worsted weight Cascade 220, which makes for a Very Warm Sweater.
After I snapped this picture, I crocheted the steeks, cut the tiny neck steek in order for the whole thing to lay flat, and blocked it. Yesterday was rainy, today is rainy/icy/snowy/all around wet, and so I will have to wait (and wait and wait) for it to dry before I get back to it. Sad.
I do not have high hopes that it will be worn very much. In that sense, this is a process sweater; the fun comes in designing and executing. And what fun it is!
I’m making it big so it may have a chance next winter. I’m making it will skulls, which increases it’s wearability potential. I am even duplicate stitching green skull eyes (at the boy’s request), to up the ante even more.
The design is my own. I started with a swatch.
The first design looked good on paper (the large silly bottom skulls) and looked horrible once knitted. Then I took a break from it for a few weeks and came back with the new, argyle-insprired skulls at the top. I like it a lot.
I have a feeling Jerry will like it, too. He has a thing for skulls:
Even if he wears it only once, how could I NOT knit this cutie pie a sweater?