This is my brother Brett. I have written a lot about my sisters on this blog but yes, we have a brother. The oldest in the family by two years (I am next) Brett was lucky enough to be raised with a bunch of girls in the house. Yes, he was SOOOOO lucky. Then again, so were we.
The Cobblestone Pullover was the first guy sweater that I really wanted to knit. I had never knit anything for my brother before and I thought it was about time. The Cobblestone would be his.
I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. It was that perfect mix of mindless and interesting knitting. And the result…well, I don’t think I have seen a bad looking Cobblestone. It is modern, has really cool details, and it fits great. I just knew it would look great on my brother and I was so right.
I think my favorite part of the sweater is the side panel.
It is funny to think that a simple garter stitch side panel can make me this happy. But it just does.
There are many reasons why I love my older brother. Like how he is kind, loves his family, opens his home and kitchen to his sisters at any time and fathered three of my favorite people in the whole world. Oh, and there is also how he let me put a picture of his backside on my blog. I told you he was a good brother.
Pattern: Cobblestone Pullover
Source: Interweave Knits, Fall 2007
Size: 43 1/2
Yarn: Classic Elite Skye Tweed, 1206 (Gray)
Needles: US 7 Circulars
Notes: A perfect starter sweater and a great one to practice and/or learn techniques like short rows and seamless sweater construction.
The following 29 comments were originally left at blogspirit:
love the brother. love the sweater.
You are a very very kind sister.
where’s MY sweater? (grin)
Wonderful Cobblestone! It fits your brother so well. You are a wonderful sister to knit your big brother a sweater. I’ve knit my “little” brother a hat.
Loved the blog update and the handsome man in it! The sweater is fabulous…and I, too, love it for all the reasons you just listed in your entry! You are a such a thoughtful sister to take the time to knit for someone else…I do know that he loves the sweater (because he told me so!) Proud of you Erin…beautifully done!
The sweater looks great on your brother. You did an amazing job with it!
You have to love a pattern that requires no mods! I too love the garter stitch side panels. Nice job indeed (and lucky brother!)
Nice work, Erin! I love how it fits!
My husband’s a model… cool.
It looks great!
The sweater looks great–I love the color you chose!
The sweater looks fantastic, and it’s easy to tell that your brother thinks so, too. The Cobblestone has magical flattering properties, seriously. 🙂
Wow! Looks fabulous – and now I’m tempted to knit the sweater…
I love that sweater! You did a great job, and now I’m thinking of putting one or two in the queue (husband, son, son-in-law…)
Brett looks very nice. Aweseome job! I love the color. It is a very Brett color.
It looks amazing! And it seems to fit him really well, I always think that’s the challenge of knitting for a guy- not driving them mad with the holding-up-against-them and the trying-on. You did a great job, congrats!!!
Wow Erin, it looks great! I haven’t seen a gray one yet. I really enjoyed making that sweater as well.
That looks great! What a sweet post about your brother.
He looks great in it!
I love seeing the family resemblance.
Happy knitting projects are the best and this one turned out so nice! What a great post. Thanks for sharing.
Looks great! What a lucky brother, and how sweet that he posed for all the pictures.
Ah! your cobblestone is lovely! it really is the best guy sweater i’ve come across. men of all ages seem to be drawn to it, and approve of the simplicity and style. i’m in love with the garter stitch panel too!
hooray for the cobblestone!
This is just wonderful! You did a fantastic job and your brother looks great in it!
This is wonderful Erin! You did a fantastic job and your brother looks great in it!
The sweater looks fantastic – and Brett needn’t worry, his backside looks great on the blog ;0)
what a sweet sister!
i love it, and it looks perfect on him.
Wow, it turned out great. And it looks like it fits him so well!
You are absolutely right– it is a great looking sweater and it looks great on your brother! Funny how lovable brothers are when they are not getting you in trouble with Mom…
The sweater looks great on your wonderful brother – and I too love those side panels! Great job.
Fabulous! A lovely gift for a brother you love!