Thursday, 25 November 2010

FO: Émilien



Finally, after starting this hoodie almost 3 months ago, after putting it aside because of school, after cheating on it with my Pompom hat, after going throught another busy period at school, after blocking it and sewing the zipper, it's done! Done done done! And you know what? It's gorgeous.


Some good old Cascade 220, basic top-down construction (with a provisional cast-on!), a simple hood and some great color matching, it's all it took to make this awesome cardigan. My boyfriend is so pleased: it's simple, the stripes are catchy (they match his eyes!), and it's über comfortable.


It was the perfect relaxing in front of the tv knit. Stockinette st, no waist shaping (since it's for men), worsted weight yarn, almost no sewing...


I think this cardigan is really perfect for a husband, a boyfriend or a close male friend. I mean, men don't want intricate cabling, complicated construction. They want something simple that they can wear everywhere!


And if you were wondering... yes, there will be a pattern! Give me some time to write it down and be test knitted!

23 comments:

Tash said...

Wow Ariane, that is awesome! Love the colours!

fridica said...

This is brilliant. This is THE pattern for men. I CANNOT wait for the pattern!

indigorchid said...

This is beautiful! I also cannot wait for the pattern, and please allow me to raise my hand if you're searching for test-knitters! Pretty, pretty, pretty!

spinndiva said...

I love stripes! This jacket is awesome! Way to go! :)

CelticCastOn said...

Yay can't wait for the pattern or if you're looking for a test knitter I'd be here.

Jodi said...

This sweater is simply beautiful. Love the zipper detail.

WingedStrategos said...

That's an awesome cardigan. The boyfriend likes it too even if he more of a button kind of guy. Can't wait to see the finished pattern.

Renee Anne said...

K, I'm in love and I need to make this for my husband.....but he's such a big guy that I don't know how well it would work.

::sigh::

dayne waterlow said...

Did you just wake bert up? he even looks good in the morning, meeeoowww

Loulek said...

Il est super chouette le gilet de ton homme !
J'aime beaucoup les couleurs et la laine rend très bien avec ce type de modèle. Tu l'as tricoté en combien ?

Where the nodding violets grow said...

What a great pattern. I have three strapping sons at home and they would love this. Such good colours too.

killerlashes said...

I love this! Add me to the list of test-knitting volunteers!

Leo said...

Je suis vraiment impressionnée par ta patience... Wow! C'est vraiment beau! Et c'est tellement le style à Bertoo aussi... Vraiment, je suis en admiration! Bravo!

Grace said...

LOVE it! I really want to make this for my boyfriend...let me know if you need an extra test knitter! I'm motivated--I would love to get this done in time for Christmas!

Thea said...

Beautiful!! It's awesome.

Everlasting said...

Magnifique gilet! C'est le genre que l'on veut emprunter à son chum... et cela à long terme.
Bravo:)

Karen said...

fantastic zip hoodie! color me impressed. excited for the pattern to be posted!

Alissa said...

absolute perfection! can't wait to make one for my husband!

Lesley said...

This sweater is incredible!!

Where do you find so much time to knit so many great projects??!!!

Maryse said...

Wow! I think this is the nicest men knitted garnment I've ever since! It is so true how you describe the perfect men cloth! You sure should write the pattern because I predict it will be a huge success! Mindless knitting rocks ;-) Good work! And that was super fast (compared to me)!

martha said...

This is a really great knit.My husband hates all those fancy knits, he just wants plain! I can't wait until you release the pattern, and I'm sure you've had loads of volunteers, but I'd love to be a test knitter.

martha (respiteblog[at]gmail[dot]com)

Eva said...

This is really, really nice! Such a classic for a guy! Kudos!

Taloferia said...

What a great sweater! It's so professional, your craftsmanship is impeccable . And if I may say so that's a fine looking man! :)

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