Sweater curse

Do you believe in the power of a curse? I had heard about the sweater curse before, and recently got reminded of it in an Instagram post from @knotfancyknitter.

The story goes that if you knit your significant other a sweater, the relationship is doomed to fail. Some versions say that it will end before the sweater is finished and others suggest that after the sweater is given, the relationship will fall apart.

You might have heard about it from a fellow knitter and the phenomenon has been documented in the media. So to some, this is no joke. It even has its own Wikipedia page!

This hit a little bit close to home as I am currently knitting my husband a sweater for the first time. I couldn’t help but wondering, am I taking an unnecessary risk!? However, there are examples to make me think otherwise. Knit&Note’s founder, Anne Emilie, assured me that she has made several sweaters for her husband and the curse hasn’t taken hold. I’m hoping to finish the sweater next month, so I think I’ll have to keep going and just see what happens.

Have you or someone you know fallen prey to the sweater curse? We’d love to hear your stories, so tag us on Instagram!

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