Isaac Oliver

I've finally found my groove on Hubby's sweater. In some form or another, this sweater has been in the works for a very long time. Last fall Hubby asked me to knit him a sweater, to which I replied, "no prob." Well, between finding the right pattern, the perfect yarn, and the right motivation, this sweater will have taken 12+ months from conception to completion [just in time for the holidays!].

Finding just the right pattern:

Hubby wanted something that had some cool cable work. He was inspired by the garbs of the one and only Isaac Clark.

When scowering ravelry I came across Oliver, which seemed to be exactly what he was looking for. The cables that travel up the back closely mimic the health pack of Dead Space character, Isaac.

Finding the perfect yarn:

I was trying to find something masculine, beautiful, and responsible. Eventually I decided on Swans Island All American in Atlantic. It has really proven to be exactly what I was looking for.

Finding my groove:

When I initially read over the pattern and reviewed all completed projects I had intended to add an extra rib row before beginning the cable chart. I noticed some projects showed a pucker at the hem that I was hoping to eliminate. Unfortunately, my hands ignored my brain and I jumped right into the pattern, as written. So, I tore it all out and started over. As is the art of knitting, this project has been a reminder that persistence is a virtue. Now that Isaac Oliver is underway, I'm loving it! Besides the additional rib row and one purl to knit swap along the cable split, I have been following the pattern as written. It is very well done.

I will keep you posted as this sweater progresses. Happy Monday off!


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