Monday, March 25, 2013

Hudson Pullover

I have to confess, I don't enjoy designing the "boy" sweaters that much.  Unless you get really kind of cutesy and way into the gentlemanly department (see the upcoming Eli Vest) I find myself making either hoodies or baseball sweaters.  Unisex is better, so despite my categorization of this sweater as a boy sweater in my mental tally, the Hudson Pullover is totally unisex.  I mean, over leggings?  I'd wear that in a hot minute.  Or a cold minute, I guess.

Knit in Berroco Remix on US 8 needles, that basketweave there is super easy, and involves way more stockinette than it appears to.  This sweater is huge, a nice and roomy 4T, and it still only took me about a week.  It's a drop shoulder that I kind of cheated on--instead of knitting the sleeves flat and then seaming them on, I picked up a generous number of sts around the armhole, and then knit in the round on the way down. 

Admittedly, I don't knit a lot of drop-shoulder sweaters, but I've never seen it done that way, and so I hesitated, but I couldn't think of a single reason not to.  The sleeves ended up plenty roomy, as you can see.  Am I breaking some kind of drop-shoulder rule, and there really is a good reason not to do this? 


Renee Anne said...

I don't know why you wouldn't do that makes more sense in my head to do it that way. Then you can split your remaining yarn in half, do both arms at the same time, and make sure they wind up the same length. And you can adjust the circumference so it fits better.

Nikki Van De Car said...

That's exactly what I think!

Nikki Van De Car said...

Although I confess that despite knowing I should, I have never ever knit two sleeves at the same time.

Rachel said...

OH I love this! I have never knit a drop shoulder sweater. I am now curious to try it!