Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Surfer WIP becomes Surfer FO

I did it. I knocked the b*stard off.

I have completed the Surfer top for the boy.


More than a year in the making, it is a labour of love (ok and maybe more than a little of my need to finish things). All-over cables, endless moss stitch, cotton yarn that tires my fingers and wrists - if the boy didn't like it I would have been a little upset.

But he likes it so, phew.

It fits a little baggy, and that's after I took it in at the sides and sleeves. I don't know how it got so big because I used one of his existing jumpers to check what the finished measurements should be, and I knitted a tension strip ( I don't have the patience to knit a whole square) to check it would be right.

Oh - and you know those ties at the neck and hem? I knitted those too. It wasn't nearly as painfully boring as I feared (I meant to buy some leather ties but the boy said he preferred the knitted version).

And it will be a long, long time before I knit all-over cables in cotton again.

2 comments:

kiwiyarns said...

Well done you! It looks great! Kudos on the perseverance! I have just the sleeves to do on my Robin, but I had to give in and run away from it today... you have done better than me.

Violet said...

I dunno, a true preserverer would have avoided there to fit in multiple other knitting projects in between sessions in this one. I think I finished at least four jumpers/cardigans for me while making the surfer. and some hats.