Saturday, September 20, 2008

Perfect Timing

It took me 10 months to finish (I couldn't knit from January until July due to a shoulder injury), but the timing is perfect. It is 50 degrees this morning - just right for this wonderful fall cardigan!
For all the details and more pictures, see this blog post

Sunday, July 6, 2008

It only took 4.5 mos...

But it's finished and beautiful if I do say so myself.

This is my third completed sweater, my first cardigan, and the only one I've made that fit perfectly. I ended up making the 38" size and then blocking the chest all to heck to make it fit. The sleeves are a great length and I added a little length in the "work even" section to get the ribbing to hit a little lower on my hips.

It's not technically perfect-- there is a small mistake in the cables that I discovered relatively late and didn't bother fixing, knowing I'd likely be the only person to notice. Also, it was my first cable project and I got holes at the base of my cables on the widest "knot". I'm not sure why that happened, but a little yarn and thread to tighten that up after I blocked, etc., and all was well.

All-in-all I'm pleased as punch and just wish it were cold enough to wear here all the time. At least the A/C seems to be full blast everywhere I go these days, so it's nice having it on hand anyway. :)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Just starting my Tangled Yolk

Well I've finally casted on this wonderful sweater after eight months of toiling away on my Tilted Duster from this same issue. I promised myself that I would finish that one before I started this one. Now I can give this sweater my attention without feeling guilty about the other.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Sleeve length question

Hi all! I'm finally starting on my TYC after staring enviously at everyone's finished products here. I started with the sleeves and have a construction question pertaining to length-- since I've never done a yoke-style sweater before.

The length of the sleeve I have finished (unattached to the body) is at approx 18". Now, if I put that on my arm on it's own, how far up into my armpit should that reach? i.e., how much additional length will the sleeve gain once I start attaching it to the body? Because if I pull the sleeve up to my armpit or thereabouts, the sleeve is probably .75" above where I would like it to hit on my wrist.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I finished my Tangled Yoke in time to wear it out for New Year's Eve. I really like how it turned out and I love the buttons, which I found in a special box at a fabric store with 70 year old European glass buttons.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I finished my Tangled Yoke Cardi! Here are a few pics:

The color of the yarn is closer to the first picture than the one with the buttons. You can read more about it on my blog here. I love it!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Another Tangled Yoke...

My Tangled Yoke Cardigan is finally finished:

  • Yarn: I used Elsbeth Lavold's Silky Wool instead of the Rowan Felted Tweed. I love the weight and feel of this yarn, and the gauge was spot on.

  • Modifications: I made the body a couple of inches longer than the pattern called for -- I prefer my sweaters to hit a bit lower than the waist. Other than that I pretty much knit as-is.

All in all I'm really happy with the end result.