This week’s cozy, comfy pattern comes courtesy of Beehive Handknits for Men. Doesn’t Johnny Pompadour just look snug as a wee, sweatered bug in this? As someone who currently spends most of their existence working Morlock-like in the icy wastes of an unheated concrete basement, this Grandpa sweater is the sort of thing I dream about.
So warm looking, so….snuggly and nice. Like a Slanket, but with dignity!
The book has tiny sketches throughout, not as weird or humorous as those found in the Minerva books but rather small observations of men of the time.
UPDATE! Here’s a link to step-by-step instructions on the ‘flat seaming’ called for in this pattern. Mattress stitch, while invisible and fun, leaves the bulk of two stitches on the inside of the garment, which in the case of bulky knits can get awkward and, well…bulky. This is also a good finish for any reversible garments or baby items, so the kid won’t be irritated by seams.