It’s done! I finished the finishing work yesterday, wove in all the ends, and gave it a good bath, and after a full night drying in the bathroom with our box fan blowing on it, it was ready to be buttoned up on my darling husband. I’m so delighted with how it turned out, especially after the disaster that was my first attempt at a sweater for him.
Here are the details:
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Pattern: My own, using Elizabeth Zimmermann’s “Seamless Hybrid” construction
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, just shy of 7 skeins, in “Aporto”
Buttons: One-of-a-kind wooden buttons, from Wooden Treasures
Needles: size 8
Time to knit: slightly over one month
And here, for your enjoyment, are a couple more photos. One from the front:
And one from the back:
I so love the way the shoulder/back shaping worked out! And I’m just tickled with how nice the narrow columns of garter stitch along the button bands look, and all of the little touches I put in the finishing just make me so happy. Doesn’t my husband look handsome in it, too?