Fave Friday – The Dude Sweater

My college-age son is a big fan of The Big Lebowski. He loves the sweater that Jeff Bridges wears in the film:

via Oregon Live

The original cardigan from 1972 was made by Pendleton Woolen Mills. It’s recently been updated and is available on their website. The new version looks a little more fitted than the one Jeff Bridges wore in the movie.
via Pendleton Woolen Mills

I’ve found a similar pattern, The Dude by Andrea Rangel, on Ravelry. I’m a little nervous about adding a zipper but I’ve already found this great tutorial. I think I’ll try to modify this pattern to give it a modern, more fitted look too.

Shhh! This is going to be a stealth project! It should be easy enough to keep it a secret from my son since he just went back to school. I’ve even already purchased the yarn!

20140827-141222-51142798.jpg It’s Cascade Ecological Wool from Jimmy Beans Wool It’s a heavy worsted yarn so I’m hoping that it will be a project with that will move along pretty quickly. As soon as I finish a sweater for my niece, I’ll be starting this project.
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