Has anyone ever heard of the “sweater curse“? It is well-known knitter folklore, that if you knit a sweater for a boyfriend that the relationship is doomed to failure. Probably because knitting clothing for anyone other than a baby (small stuff) or yourself is a real chore.
I’d avoided knitting him a sweater for YEARS because of this curse. I’ve made hats, gloves, scarves- you name it- but never a sweater. I’ve been Footloose and Fancy-Free and clear avoiding the dreaded sweater.
Then came the day that he reminded me that he’d made an honest woman out of me. (blink blink)
We were married two years ago and dammit the man wants his sweater.
I couldn’t dodge this bullet for much longer.
So I devised a MARVELOUS pull over, the “Cobra” from Son of Stitch and Bitch. A worsted weight boxy, forgiving shape that would be a breeze, right?
That was until I had the great idea to incorporate Star Wars shit. Yup, some nerdy-nerd came up with a fair isle chart for star wars. Once I mentioned it to him, there was no going back.
So I had to learn how to knit fair isle…and it’s not really easy to do so.
I’ve been working on this on and off since JUNE:
Do you want a closer look???
Yes! Success!!! If I can make another one exactly like it, we’re in business.
And he’d better wear it all.winter.long.
1. Because if he’d let me knit a sweater vest, I’d be finished by now.
2. Because the yarn calculations in this thing are WAY off and I’ve dropped over $100 in washable wool.
3. Because I’m going to also have to learn how to install a zipper. Any ideas?
4. Because it is a freakin’ sweater for a 40 something year old man with STORM TROOPERS on it.