BonnieBroussard's projects
Matthew's Hemingway turtleneck
March 19 2013
January 20 2015
Project info
Matthew's Hemingway turtleneck
my design
My Husband (Matthew Broussard)
men's small 36" chest
Needles & yarn
US 10 - 6.0 mm
Norwegian Magic Sweater Brown
Moorit Brown
Norwegian Moorit Brown (natural)

The first sweater I started with my handspun yarn. I’m making it up as I go along and thrilled that this slip-stitch rib hides the uneven quality of the skeins so well! Begun spinning on a hand spindle, I’m now trying to duplicate my original lack of expertise with my spinning wheel. So far I only came out with one skein too different from it’s fellows to use in the body. I’m planning on using that one for the turtle neck part ;)!

Made it through the yoke, improvising the raglan decreases with the help of Julie Hoover’s “Hudson” pattern (really nice double decrease for the slip stitch rib).

Finally finished my first sweater with my handspun yarn! Just shy of 2 years later…so far so good, it does what my one-of-a-kind improvised sweaters so often do, fit just exactly right ;). That’s why I keep making them.

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March 19 2013
January 20 2015
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
  • Project created: May 28, 2013
  • Updated: January 20, 2015
  • Progress updates: 6 updates