In November of last year, I downloaded and started knitting the free “Shavo” sweater pattern by Berroco, in grey, size XL, for the husband.
using DMC Magnum on 5.5mm needles (4mm for the neck ribbing). That was finished just before Christmas. Then, because I enjoyed knitting this pattern so much, I cast on again, following size M to make a pink version for myself.
Happy dancing today, because it’s finished – yay! and it’s lovely and snuggly and warm.
I knitted mine also using a DMC Magnum yarn, which is an acrylic/wool mix. Also using 5.5mm needles and 4mm for the neck ribbing. I followed the pattern to the letter but should maybe have altered sleeve length slightly.
They’re probably a good inch too long, and the cuff is rather wide, slipping down over my lady’s wrists & hands. Since it’s a men’s sweater, I should (on hindsight) have decreased a little more for the cuffs. But not to worry – it’s a lovely big slouchy sweater and will keep me nice and warm. The grey version for the husband used approx 670g of yarn in size XL. The pink version required 600g.
Last photo to show the back neck, and the lovely texture.