We've seen the sweater go from this:
And finally, we have this:
Doesn't he look regal?
That's my Dad, finally modeling his long awaited sweater. It's knit from Lopi, a rough icelandic wool. I may never knit with it again, but I feel better knowing he appreciates its scratchiness. He feels its rough texture and knows it will last through years of hunting and fishing.
He really does like it and that makes my rough hands and hours of hauling around a large sweater, just to finish that last sleeve, worth it.
Pattern from The Knitters Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd. Which despite the bottom up raglan directions is an excellent book. Just look at the results!