Friday, August 31, 2007
Has anyone made this size and could tell me if they found a problem with the numbers?
Thursday, August 30, 2007
"I think the model had only an inch or so of ease in the pictured sweater - but I think this sweater would look fine with a couple more inches of ease as well. It's not very dramatically shaped - part of that is the illusion created by how deep the ribbing is. Instant waistline! The ribbing is a garter rib, too, which is less binding than a regular rib, so that stealthy fake waistline doesn't come at the expense of being able to draw a deep breath."
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
As predicted, I had to add a bunch of plain rows at the top of the sleeve (I worked 30 instead of 17), and I'm still glad the stitches are held instead of bound off in case I need more. Oy. But I love the Silky Wool. It works up like woolly tree bark, and yet it's so light! Awesome.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Second, the sidebar with links to all your blogs and journals is on its way. Life intrudes, but the linkage should be up-and-running shortly.
In the mean time, I'm enjoying all your posts and looking forward to reading more! Tangle on!
-Claudia the Administratrix
The Carbon Felted Tweed looks very much like my Whisper.
This color is really beautiful. It's a dark grey (almost bluish), with lovely flecks of brown, cream, and blue. I started with size 5 needles and tried both the rib and stockinette. I'll switch to size 4 tonight to compare. 5 looks like it's a little too big. The stitches are fuzzy and I was too tired to count them accurately last night!
I can't wait to get started!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
I started the cardigan earlier this week, so I'm currently working my way through the ribbing. I'm using Knitpicks Palette in Garnet Heather. Although I don't know how comparable it is to the suggested yarn, it does seem to fit the basic requirements (wool yarn with which I can get the required gauge). It's not especially soft, but I like it. It doesn't hurt that the total cost of the yarn comes to under $20.
I had to use size 3 needles to get gauge, which surprised me, since I usually am either right on with the suggested needle size or a bit too tight (so I go up a needle size). It makes even less sense when you consider that Palette is actually a fingering weight yarn, while the Rowan Felted Tweed is sportweight. Maybe it's just that I haven't been knitting that long, and my knitting style is still changeable.
I posted a progress photo here.
which shows not only my work in progress, but also about 50 completed sweaters, etc. I look forward to sharing with all of you.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Armhole (armscye) on the TYC is 12.25 inches / my cardigan is 16". And my arm measures about 12" all by itself, so I'm worried that the armhole will be too small or that it will really stress those stitches with a lot of pulling.
Wrist cuff circumference on the TYC is 9.5 inches / my cardigan is 6". My own wrist is 6" around. So why is the cuff on the TYC so much bigger?
Maybe those who've already knit and attached the arm can clue me in on why the wrist is so large and the armscye so small?
I fell in love with this sweater way back when Eunny was giving little glimpses on her site before becoming editor. I knew when it came out in IK there would be a KAL. I have ordered the Felted Tweed in Rage it is a red color. I am so excited to get the yarn and get going on this.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I am working the sleeves first, for a couple of reasons. First, they didn't have the right size circular at the lys. Lame. Second, I hate sleeves. I am on record as stating politely that they 'demand fortitude'. I also usually do them flat so that I can do both at once (because I seem to be the only knitter in existence whose blood does not run cold at the thought of seaming). However, I was so intrigued by the seamless - but with a faux seam (!) - sleeve that I decided to follow directions. Thankfully, the first one is more than halfway done (this is where the picture would be). I will, however, have to add about twenty rows to compensate for my very long reach. Anyway, this way I'll get to the sweater yoke and I'll be like, 'Make two sleeves? I don't have to make two sleeves! I already made them!'
Aside from adding sleeve length, which is so standard for me that I don't even consider it a mod, I'm thinking of adding a dart or two to the bust. Here's the quandary: I'm a 36. The pattern is either 34 or 38. I wound up opting for the smaller size because it was a better fit at the waist and I like my garments more fitted than loose. I'm planning on some aggressive blocking. I'm also thinking that a couple of bust darts, increased in above the waist and decreased out before the cables on the yoke, would not go amiss.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Well, I don't know about you guys, but from the second I saw the web preview I was on the edge of my seat to knit this sweater.
Ah, the Tangled Yoke Cardigan (Interweave Knits, Fall 2007). Clean lines, interesting details and good shaping all yell out, 'knit me now!' And I thought, 'Who am I to refuse? And why not knit it together some other fans?' And so, here we are.
There are a few things that this KAL needs that I'm hoping you might be able to help contribute. We're going to need buttons, for one thing, if anyone wants to design them, and I think it would be super cool if we had one of those flickr links with the moving images that everyone seems to have on their blog.So, if you want to join up, by all means drop an email to tangledyoke [at] gmail [dot] com. I'll send you an invite and away we'll go!