Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Victorious!

Hello Chickadees!

Look! A finished sweater! 


 This is my first big project, and I'm so happy with the finished result. I've worn it all day, and it is amazingly warm! Merino really is a miracle fibre.


This was knit in about a month, with a little break in between. The pattern is called "A New Design In Cable Stitch",  from the Victoria and Albert Museum Knitting Collection. As I mentioned before, I used Knitpicks Gloss Fingering weight, in Jade. I'm totally in love with this colour, and the yarn is so lovely and squishy. 

This pattern is knit in pieces, and then seamed together, which is really a blessing and a curse. It feels less daunting to knit things a piece at a time, especially if you're used to knitting socks or hats like I am. But the downside of pieced knitting is the seaming. I spent many many hours sewing up all of the seams. But it is so very worth it!

I found this pattern really quite easy. The instructions are brief, but easy to understand. It's a simple cable stitch with a few increases and decreases. I didn't make any changes to the pattern, for two reasons:
-I've never knit a sweater before, so I didn't want to go messing about with things I didn't understand
-I loved all the pictures that I've seen of other knitter's projects.

Now that I've knit this one up, I have plans to make another one, but switching the regular cable to a braided one.


 


When I put on this sweater, I felt like a 1940's college girl, so I thought I'd pose with a book. Plus it gave me something to do with my hands, to avoid the awkward new blogger thing.





I love that this sweater works with my little Scotty Dog brooch.

Ravelry notes HERE



I hope you all are keeping warm!

Love,
Rachael








4 comments:

  1. Your cabled cardigan is so lovely - the pattern, the color, the fit is divine. Cheers & happy knitting for victory. (Found my way here from the flickr group.)

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  2. Holy moly your sweater look AMAZING! Love love love that colour on you. I dig your whole scholarly outfit.
    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I love your sweater too!

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