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December 29, 2011

From Sally — Merry Christmas to Him

Filed under: Matt's Brownstone — surly @ 7:53 pm

Was it just last year that I designed and knit a sweater for my husband? Did that mean I was off the hook (or should I say needle?) this year?

The good news/bad news about having a blog is I can look up when I knit something instead of going by memory. In this case, I had to admit that I made that sweater for him two years ago. Despite getting new gloves in the fall, he wanted another sweater. How could I say no to someone who actually likes wearing my knitting? So, I showed him a few patterns — I wasn’t up for doing too much designing — and he chose Brooklyn Tweed’s Brownstone cardigan. He even liked the color. No decisions necessary. I went out and bought Brooklyn Tweed’s Shelter in the Woodsmoke colorway.

I started it a long time ago, when Christmas seemed far far away. Then I put it aside until Christmas was bearing down on me like a freight train. I did manage to finish it with time to spare, and he consented to a few photographs this morning. But just a few.

I did no real modifications, other than dropping the short rows done before joining the sweater to the arms, raising the shawl collar opening slightly, and only using one closure (because of the smaller neck opening). The toggle I used is genuine antler horn, and believe it or not I found it at Amazon. He loves it.

PS from Susan — It looks and fits great! My version of the same sweater (in color Nest) is languishing on the needles. I might get it done for the February birthday.


  1. That is a gorgeous sweater. I have that one earmarked for my hubby for his birthday in May.

    Comment by Tracey — December 29, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

  2. Fabulous sweater. He wears it well.

    Comment by Beverly — December 29, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

  3. gorgeous!! you must have cardigan on the brain, because I’m sure that you meant pullover ;o)

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by margaret — December 29, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

  4. It looks great, but I’m mulling over your modification of the toggle loop.

    Comment by Katie K — December 30, 2011 @ 12:01 am

  5. Looking good Dad!!!

    Comment by Nora — December 30, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

  6. Great sweater and it looks and fits him great!

    Comment by Sheri — December 30, 2011 @ 9:22 pm

  7. I love both sweaters! You make me wish my husband would wear something other than sweater vests.

    Comment by Astrid — December 31, 2011 @ 8:14 am

  8. Lovely sweater, beautiful knitting, and what a handsome husband you have — the sweater style suits him perfectly and a good color choice too. You both must be very happy with how it turned out.

    Comment by Wool free and Lovin' knit — December 31, 2011 @ 11:12 am

  9. Lovely sweater. I’m thinking I might need to start one of these now for next Christmas.

    Comment by rebecca — December 31, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

  10. Gorgeous sweater beautifully done. Your husband looks like a classsic Harvard professor. Is he?

    Comment by celeste — December 31, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

  11. Handsome guy, handsome sweater. Happy New Year to you and your family, Sally. And, to Susan and her family.

    Comment by Julie — December 31, 2011 @ 2:33 pm

  12. The sweater looks great…how much did you raise the shawl collar opening?

    Comment by Tonia — January 20, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

  13. He looks so dashing in this sweater! My boyfriend even commented that he liked it! ( Then I of course had to fill him in on the sweater/ boyfriend rule 😉 )

    Comment by Sara — January 23, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

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