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Boyfriend Sweater Curse – Bucked!

August 7th, 2009 by May


Nothing like trying to buck the curse after being together for 15 years. It’s like cheating. It’s been finished knitting for months. G thought I would never finish it. He was so pleased when he saw me sewing it up.


Tom by Jane Ellison from Queensland Collection Book 9 (Fantastic sweaters and good looking models!)
Patons Classic Wool Merino in Natural Mix
US 5 / 3.75 mm
Date Started:
January 1, 2009 (This was my New Year start)
Date Finished:
Sewing: March 15, Finishing: Aug 5.
I made minor adjustment to the pattern to try to match the body and instead of bind off and join, I kitchenered the edge of hood together at the top.
Will I make it again?
It was a great boring knit. I loved it as a project to do when I’m reading for school. Not having to count for shaping made it ideal. I also like the ribbing. It’s a rib, but not one that pulls in much and gives lots of interest. I’d like to make another one for me. Maybe in a smaller size since this one, meant to be roomy for G over his other clothes, is way big on me. Very pointy hood however, and may need to be fixed. G doesn’t mind since he doesn’t plan on using the hood much.

Just wanted to say that this may have been some of the best seaming I’ve ever done in my life.

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  • 1 Anne Aug 7, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Looks pretty good !

    Who cares about those old tales anyway?

    My hubby and I have been married 20 years — he just got his 3rd hand knit and I’m making him another — that’s 2 in one year LOL!!! Now that’s a curse!

  • 2 monica Aug 7, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    It looks great!!

  • 3 Kelly Aug 8, 2009 at 1:11 am

    Rocks. Totally rocks.

    Looks like a pattern my husband might like. Actually looks similar to one I think I have and need to unearth from the depths of the archives….

    Great work once again, my friend.

  • 4 Patricia Oct 31, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Looks great! My book titled Curse of theBoyfriend Sweater is being released soon. It is a novel with seven original knitting patterns. I hope you enjoy it.