The plushy one is made of Trendsetter Blossom, might be a bit big. The pinkish one from GGH Cotton Velour and Palma (from Stahl?), might be a bit small. I can always make some more.
In one of these old magazines (maybe a Knitter’s?) I read an article about fitting men’s sweaters by Lily Chin. She talks about the backs needing to be longer than the fronts… which I found out after I made the first birthday sweater for dh a few years ago. The back of that sweater rides up. A few short rows in last year’s sweater (the one with monkey long arms) helped… but could have used more. Lily Chin talks about broad shoulders, and that they cause a minor hump of sorts in the back, necessitating more length. So my question for those of you who knit sweaters for men, or men who receive hand-knit sweaters… do you have this fit issue? How do you rectify it?
Since I spent most of the weekend on the couch keeping the big bad beast of a cold at bay, I watched a lot of Star Trek yesterday and noticed the shape of the men on the show (I mean, they’re in those tighty pj uniforms, hard to miss what they look like). And indeed, they all had the shoulder bulge.
I did better with short rows above the armhole split, but I kept getting the fleck pattern off-set at the edges. Fixable by dropping the stitches back.
The kiddo is home from school sick today, same bug everybody else here has been fending off. So dh has gone to work to grab a few things. I’ve earned a whopping 14 hours of sick time, he has hundreds of hours, so he’ll be back any minute and it’s off to work with me.