Yarny Goodness!

Another super exciting fun knitblog

  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic


    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)


    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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New Project!

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!!

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