Sapphire & Wool Sweater for Men

Last winter David asked me to knit him a sweater. I searched through patterns on Ravelry and finally found one that he liked, the Hacky Sack Hoodie from “Son of Stitch & Bitch” by Debbie Stoller. I started the sweater in November, using a gorgeous deep blue wool yarn that I bought a couple years ago. I worked on it intermittently through the winter months and had only a few inches of one sleeve and the hood left when I set it aside in March. I just couldn’t concentrate on a winter sweater once the weather was so warm out.

I picked it back up about a month ago and quickly finished the second sleeve. The hood took a little more time, as I had taken the book back to the library months ago. I didn’t want the hood to be pointy on top, so after much work and several times frogging it back to the neck, I ended up working short rows, essentially turning the top of the hood like the heel of a sock.

The sweater fits David beautfully, and he wears it all the time. The blue wool makes his blue eyes glow… I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

Pattern: Hacky Sack Hoodie
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes – Sapphire Heather
Needle: size 8

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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