John’s Old Friend Sweater


And it’s DONE! It is about time, is all I have to say.

Project Details:

Pattern: Old Friend Pullover, Peace Fleece pattern by Peg Richard

Yarn: Peace Fleece worsted, color Violet Vyehchyeerom, 6 skeins. Close enough to BLUE.

Needles: Swallow Ivore straights, 5.00 mm (4.5 mm for ribbing)

Started: August 1, 2013

Finished: February 7, 2015

For: John

Modifications: the pattern as written has ribbing on the bottom, but a rolled hem on sleeves and cuffs. I did ribbing to match for all, and did a tubular cast on and bind off. I also brought the neck up a bit, the pattern as written has a bit wider and lower crew neck.

What I Learned: Well, it’s a pretty simple sweater pattern. I don’t think I like the dropped shoulder construction so much in this heavier yarn, but John loves it. I finished the neck last night and tossed it his way, I’m not sure he’s had it off since. And I adore Peace Fleece, but I already knew that. I suspect this will be a well-loved and well-worn sweater.

Here are a couple more photos.




John’s Old Friend Sweater — 14 Comments

  1. GREAT job, Lorette!!!! John looks mighty fine in that lovely sweater! You are definitely an inspiration to me……Love your posts and how you always put the link to the patterns and yarns used, etc. Thank you!

  2. Love it! You did a great job and John looks like he really appreciates your hard work. It looks great on him. 🙂

  3. It looks really fabulous! And the color looks great on him. I’m glad it was worth the effort for both of you.

    Congratulations on finishing it. 🙂

  4. That is really awesome. And it looks so comfy. I think the drop shoulder makes it look even more cozy. He’ll wear that for years to come.