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Oct 11, 2017 01:24:43   #
nittineedles
 
I usually wait until I am totally finished a project before I post pictures but this only needs the zipper sewn in. Washed and blocked, it fits the husband like a glove.

This sweater was truly done the Cowichan way. The body was knit in one piece to the armholes then the back and two fronts finished separately. The shoulders were bound off together (no sewing). I picked up the stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves in the round, down to the cuffs. The fronts of the collar were knit onto the jacket as they were worked and then the back of the collar was attached to the front pieces as it was knit. No sewing at all except for darning in the tail ends. It got to be quite heavy and awkward towards the end but I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this sweater.
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Oct 11, 2017 01:27:53   #
batttylady
 
That is so gorgeous. What yarn did you use? Wow... very talented.
Oct 11, 2017 01:41:34   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful beautiful beautiful work, it fits him so so well ☺
Oct 11, 2017 01:45:28   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
What a beautiful sweater.
Oct 11, 2017 02:12:49   #
nittineedles
 
batttylady wrote:
That is so gorgeous. What yarn did you use? Wow... very talented.


Thank you. I used Briggs and Little's Country Roving.
Oct 11, 2017 02:34:23   #
KnitWit 54
 
Job well done!
 
Oct 11, 2017 02:45:38   #
Nana of 6 (a regular here)
 
Fantastic! These sweaters are becoming a lost art, particularly since the original yarn is no longer in production. You have done a beautiful job. Made my day. 💐
Oct 11, 2017 02:57:48   #
nittineedles
 
Nana of 6 wrote:
Fantastic! These sweaters are becoming a lost art, particularly since the original yarn is no longer in production. You have done a beautiful job. Made my day. 💐


Thank you so much.
The yarn for authentic Cowichan sweaters is hand spun by the knitters. If you are referring to the White Buffalo Wool, I don't think the Cowichan knitters ever used that.
Oct 11, 2017 02:59:53   #
canuckle49 (a regular here)
 
Beautiful Cowichan sweater ! I love the whales and the waves of the ocean. You did a fantastic job, lucky hubby ! 🐳
Oct 11, 2017 03:04:50   #
ADW55 (a regular here)
 
nittineedles wrote:
I usually wait until I am totally finished a project before I post pictures but this only needs the zipper sewn in. Washed and blocked, it fits the husband like a glove.

This sweater was truly done the Cowichan way. The body was knit in one piece to the armholes then the back and two fronts finished separately. The shoulders were bound off together (no sewing). I picked up the stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves in the round, down to the cuffs. The fronts of the collar were knit onto the jacket as they were worked and then the back of the collar was attached to the front pieces as it was knit. No sewing at all except for darning in the tail ends. It got to be quite heavy and awkward towards the end but I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this sweater.
I usually wait until I am totally finished a proje... (show quote)


Your sweater is beautiful, very well done down to the last detail.
Oct 11, 2017 04:02:58   #
Altice (a regular here)
 
What a beautiful sweater! I bet your hubby is proud of you.
 
Oct 11, 2017 04:11:04   #
mlab (a regular here)
 
Amazing!!! Just beautiful!!!
Oct 11, 2017 05:31:02   #
Roses and cats (a regular here)
 
Wow! Beautiful sweater.
Oct 11, 2017 05:47:48   #
Aunty M (a regular here)
 
nittineedles wrote:
I usually wait until I am totally finished a project before I post pictures but this only needs the zipper sewn in. Washed and blocked, it fits the husband like a glove.

This sweater was truly done the Cowichan way. The body was knit in one piece to the armholes then the back and two fronts finished separately. The shoulders were bound off together (no sewing). I picked up the stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves in the round, down to the cuffs. The fronts of the collar were knit onto the jacket as they were worked and then the back of the collar was attached to the front pieces as it was knit. No sewing at all except for darning in the tail ends. It got to be quite heavy and awkward towards the end but I thoroughly enjoyed knitting this sweater.
I usually wait until I am totally finished a proje... (show quote)


A beautiful sweater. It looks great on your hubby. Your knitting is amazing.
Oct 11, 2017 06:12:53   #
Tallest_toad (a regular here)
 
That is amazing. Good job.
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