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A Birthday Present for Magnus.

In the Swedish speaking part of Finland there is an old myth which could be described as the "sweater-curse".  The old tradition forbids a girl to knit a sweater for her darling before they are married; otherwise the relationship is doomed and won't last. Sounds serious, huh? 

Even though neither of us is by any standard superstitious, Magnus's mother took this tradition very seriously and let me knit Magnus scarfs, caps, socks, mittens, you name it as long as it wasn't a sweater, cardigan, pullover or anything of the sort. So after getting married a year ago I made Magnus his first sweater as a birthday present. (Not his first sweater ever, but the first made by me.) He really liked it and when I asked what he wanted for a present this year, he said he wanted me to make him another one.

Hugo sweater I made Magnus last year for his birthday

I let him pick the yarn he wanted and together we roamed around Ravelry until he found a sweater design he liked the most.  So the sweater will be Redford by Julie Hoover from the Brooklyn Tweed's BT Men collection. I'm using Garnstudio Drops Karisma for this project; the shade is dark blue mixed with strands of purple and turquoise (shade #75 petrol cerise).

I already bought the yarn in June but since the weather this summer was extraordinarily hot I didn't feel like starting a male-size sweater project with 100% woollen yarn. I told Magnus the sweater won't probably be finished by the time for his birthday (next Tuesday) since my late start in making it, but luckily he was understanding and said he can wait.

Now I'm off to knit the sweater if I'm ever going to get it ready!


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