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Penny Dreadful’s Ethan Chandler Sweater in Crochet!

Penny Dreadful had many delightful sweaters in Season 2. And there is no denying the sexiness of Josh Hartnett in a sweater – as I wrote about earlier here. That’s why I was so thrilled to find this pattern!

While wandering the wilds of the Ravelry forums, I found a fantastic thread originated by maybekatie10, trying to gauge interest in men’s crochet sweater patterns. Even her polling method was charming:

I was so excited to see her design, and lo and behold a couple weeks after this forum discussion, she blessed us with this fantastic crochet design: The Hipster Sweater.

First off, holy moly, how great is her model husband working that sweater?

Second, Katie’s choice of crochet stitch really makes a fantastic men’s sweater without any of the feminine stitchery that sometimes makes men’s sweaters look, well, like lady sweaters.

I admit, one of the reasons crochet is second to knitting in my heart was the dire lack of modern, fashionable crochet patterns when I was first learning. But that was before Ravelry and crochet designers stepped up their game and showed me what I was missing out on!

Katie is not kidding with the awesomeness of her pattern either – it’s seamless! And you can use any hook, any gauge, and any yarn that you like!!!

She also includes in her pattern a really cool Modification Key with advice on how to make a sweater with a looser fit, how to make a more traditional turtleneck, and how to eliminate the cowl neck.

I suggest buying some worsted weight yarn at Knit Picks to make this sweater.

Depending on size, it could take 12-16 skeins of Knit Picks yarn to make this sweater. At $3.49 skein, that’s a $40 sweater. It doesn’t get better than that!

So what are you waiting for? Get over to Ravelry and buy her design now!

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My name is Monica Rodriguez and I can’t stop fidgeting with yarn. I live in Albuquerque, NM with my husband. We belong to two terriers who manage to cuddle us just enough to keep us from revolting.