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30 October 2009 @ 01:29 am
Freddy Krueger? Anyone?  
Alright, here's the scoop.  My beloved fiance deploys to Iraq in 3 days.

Not ten minutes ago, he sends me a text saying, "Make me a Freddy Krueger sweater!  Now!  Please!"  And he's serious.  Apparently Hot Topic sells them for $36.

This is what he wants as a welcome home present, a year from now, when he gets back.  He wants me to wear it around after I finish it, until he gets home, to help it look appropriately ratty. 

My question to you lovelies is this:

Has anyone made a Freddy Krueger sweater?  If so, what yarn brand/colors did you use, and what pattern?

Prease?  Franks!!!!

Any sort of help is appreciated!

[ x-posted to punk_knitters ]

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wynjwynj on October 30th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
I haven't made the sweater, but I did make arm-warmers for a friend in the same stripe pattern. I think any basic crew neck sweater pattern would do, with the stripes in the proper proportion. As for yarn - what would your fiance be comfortable wearing? Is he sensitive to wool? Is he likely to throw it in the washer and dryer when you aren't looking? Is cost a factor in the decision?

Good wishes for a safe deployemnt!
Zombie: Bulma's Dirty Thoughtscinnamon_scars on October 30th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
He's not sensitive to wool, so I was thinking a superwash would be good, because although I'm pretty sure he won't throw anything in the washer, period ... *eyeroll* I'm a tad on the lazy side and prefer something I can machine wash. Some kind of blend would also work, I just don't want to make a horrible 100% acrylic sweater. Ew.

I'm not terribly concerned about cost of yarn, but I will have to buy it online as I don't drive and there are no yarn stores less than 40 minutes away from me. I was browsing online last night and I'm just concerned about the colors being right
(Anonymous) on July 31st, 2010 11:09 pm (UTC)
did you get a pattern
Hi did you eventually get a patter for the jumper, my hubby here in ireland wants a Freddy K jumper as well.. total moron, but i cant find a pattern? can you email me and let me know maybe? kane.michelle@rocketmail.com, cheers Mchelle
RoriJennjeffinerlee on November 17th, 2010 12:29 pm (UTC)
Did you ever get this done? This was the first result that came up with I googled Freddy Krueger yarn colors :) I was asked to try and make some leg warmers in that color scheme, and I'm a bit stumped on yarn choices.