Daughter-Type and Boyfriend are huge LoTR fans, as am I. So I was browsing around on Ravelry and found several LoTR sweater designs. Specifically A Cardigan For Arwen
and Tree of Gondor Chart
. I see these as jumping off points. The cardigan pattern as written, has too much fussy construction so I'll probably just use bits and pieces such as the cabling up the front and possibly the hood. What ever design elements I use I'll be making some type of seamless pattern. I really hate sewing up knitted projects. Also for the cardigan, I plan to use dragoncrafter
's charted tree
. Yes, yes, I know I've complained loud and long about how much I hate charts in my knitting, but this design is eating away at me and I must conquer my chart issues.
For Boyfriend's sweater, I will use another hooded pattern still to be determined. Quite possibly the same as for Daughter-Type, but we'll see. For his sweater, I'm going to attempt a color work tree. My problem lies in that I'm not that great at stranded color knitting. The directions say to go intarsia, but I'm not sure I won't make a big mess. I'm thinking duplicate stitch with a lighter weight yarn, maybe sport weight on worsted. Who knows.
Anyway, as I have six month, give or take a week or so, there isn't any reason I can't get these puppies done in time. We'll see how that goes, lol!