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The Handsome Chris Pullover (from Knives Out)
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November 26, 2019
work in progress
Project info
The Handsome Chris Pullover (from Knives Out)
My cousin Evan, probably.
December 25, 2020
Chris-sized (appears to be a men's large)
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted
4 skeins = 2464.0 yards (2253.1 meters), 960 grams
Eat.Sleep.Knit in Dallas, Georgia

3/31/20: I’m picking this project back up after a small hiatus while I am furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic. If this project brings you joy, buy me a Ko-fi!

I felt like reverse-engineering a cool sweater I saw in a movie for funsies.

Here’s a printable google doc for this recipe. It’s an estimation at this point. I’ll probably start knitting it myself after Christmas just to test it.

If anyone wants to iron this out into a recognizable pattern, grade it for different sizes, translate it into different languages, sell it for profit, etc., be my guest.

November 29, 2019

I bought the yarn to try to make this. I decided on Blue Moon Fiber Arts Targhee Worsted because I want it to be not as threadbare.

December 3, 2019

Changed (k1tbl, p1) ribbing to (k1tbl, p1tbl) because duh we’re working flat instead of in the round.

Plowing ahead because who’s going to notice some wonky ribbing on the sleeve? No one.

December 4, 2019

I’m working on revising some of the charts I’ve provided. I’m using a program called Stitch Fiddle, which has worked for me in the past. I had to fix a cable on Panel A and I’ve added legends for Panels A, B and C. Panels D and E have the same cables as in Panel B, I’m just splitting panel B on either side of the sleeve seams.

I’ve added increase/setup rows for the back, front and sleeves to the google doc. Debating if I want to rip out my first attempt for wonky stitching offenses. :P

Also hi, new Twitter friends! If you feel intimidated by this sweater, just know that you can do it and I believe in you!

December 6, 2019

I’ve revised the increase row for the sleeves, and I’ll probably get around to testing it today. I’ve also been trying to finish this sweater for Christmas. It’s the greater priority at this point, sorry.

Update: I tested the increase row for the sleeves and it checked out for the charts I had. I’m making major revisions to the cable charts because I’m not happy with them.

Here’s a story from The Daily Dot about the knitwear in Knives Out. It mentions this attempt to reverse-engineer the sweater.

December 9, 2019

Today I’m working on revising the charts for panels A and C, and re-mathing the increase rows from the sleeve cuffs. Panel A is now 14 stitches wide and panel C is now 24 stitches wide.

December 10, 2019

The sleeves now work in theory.

December 15, 2019

A helpful sleuth sent me a link to a sold-out version of the sweater at Nordstrom. I will not be knitting holes into my version. It will be knit whole and, I’m hoping, distressed over time as it ages!

December 18, 2019

Two things:

1.) SLEEVES FIRST: This part of the pattern is done, so if it is before December 26, 2019 and you’re just itching to make this pattern, make the sleeves. I will not have the chance to work on the pattern until after Christmas.

2.) Use DK weight yarn and smaller needles if you want to make this any smaller than a men’s L/XL. This is a BIG sweater.

December 30, 2019

Ok, I’m back at it. Hope you all had a good holiday!

I’ve recently begun documenting the audiobooks I listen to while I knit. Right now I’m listening to “A Conjuring of Light” by VE Schwab while I work on the sleeves.

Also, I’m working on a Le Pouf sweater for myself and a Huge D20 for my favorite dungeon master, Robert.

January 4, 2020

So I think I’m going to increase one stitch on either side of the sleeves every 12 rows. So whenever you start a new repeat of Panel C, your stitch count will go up by 2!

January 21, 2020

Annette (poodlecar) finished a sleeve. It has an 11” cuff width, 20” length, 16” upper arm width. Yes, it is a big sweater! slightly_smiling_face

If y’all have pictures or project pages you’d like to share with me, I’d love to see them!

February 4, 2020

The beginning of the front and back pieces is complete. You’ll start with 194 stitches and increase to 204. I’ve updated the pattern with a new cast on and setup/increase row for the cables on the front and back.

February 16, 2020

I’ve added approximate widths for each cable panel, so you can decide if you want to add or subtract cable panels in the body or sleeves. The measurements are unblocked, so take that into account. I don’t know how much my yarn is going to stretch or bloom after I’ve washed it, and your mileage may vary as well!

Oh! I’ve definitely slowed down the number of books I’ve been reading, but right now I’m listening to Libba Bray’s Diviners saga. I’ve really enjoyed the first two books!

March 31, 2020

Ah, hello there! It’s been a while! Some personal news: Because of the coronavirus, I’ve been furloughed from my job. So I’ll have some time to pick this sweater back up during my mild funemployment.

The pattern is technically completely correct, though I’m going to knit it myself to be sure! I wouldn’t subject a test knitter to my nonsense. If you’d like to support this project, consider buying me a Ko-fi. smiley I appreciate it!

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November 26, 2019
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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Blue Moon Fiber Arts
100% Targhee
616 yards / 240 grams

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  • Project created: November 26, 2019
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