Posted by Amber on February 23, 2006
I got my yarn from Knitpicks to start what I’ve dubbed the theoretical sweater — theoretically it will fit, look nice, and be cute. In reality, I don’t know (since the sweater has never been done before). I took a cable pattern I liked from one sweater (but didn’t like the construction or excessive cabling), and figured out how to put it on a basic sweater, from the Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.
The color is more of a “brick” in person.
I’m thinking of ripping it out. I’ve done about 5 inches so far – 2 of ribbing, and then three of the pattern (I’m about 2/3 of the way through the first repeat). I dunno, I don’t like the excessiveness of the original, but this feels like it’s too little, in terms of decoration. The cable isn’t so big that it can’t have other elements around it (like say, Simply Marilyn (PDF)), but I’m not sure which other elements would look okay with the cable as it is now.
Plus, I’ve made two (one fairly minor, one that stands out to me) mistakes. Now is certainly the time to rip back and fix them if I want to (and cut out the ribbing. I always forget until I put on my favorite J Crew Sweater how much I hate ribbing.
I can’t decide!!