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  • 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

    Tricot

    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)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

FO – Theoretical Sweater (Does this make it Actual Sweater?)

Posted by Amber on April 16, 2006


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My mom’s reaction was (of course) that she wants one as well. She also said I should email the pattern designer, and show them how I changed the neckline. I don’t think she realized all the times I was bitching about knit math was because there was no pattern to go with.

So the specs:
Saxon braid (pick a source! I used the chart from “Welcome Back, Old Friend” (Kathy Zimermann, Fall 2000). But you could pick any Saxon Braid chart). Also: Cables Pull In. Swatch the cable! I had to cast on an extra 20 stitches for the front.

Basic outline from Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Sweater patterns. I used short row shoulders on the body, which was much better than steps and seams. I want to use more short rows in the future, they’re fun. I started the V-neck shaping a lot lower than she has in the book, so I pulled in the knitting equation from “Stitch and Bitch Nation.”

Yarn: KnitPicks Merino Style, Hollyberry. 13 skeins (for $2.29 each — less than $30 for a hand knit sweater!) I think this is going to be one of my new favorite sweater staples. I found two knots in 13 skeins, and only one snag. Felt very nice in my hands the whole time. It did turn my bamboo needles pink, so I’m a wee concerned about wearing a white shirt under the sweater. Also, I tried spit splicing for the first time. Why haven’t I done this sooner?! So quick! So few ends to weave (hate the ends! I wove ends and seamed for about 7 hours today! Okay, so I still have to hem the edges. Bah. Not like I can wear it until Octobor anyway. I hear there’s some DMC thread in the same color available, and that makes for easier hemming. Will investigate.).

The V-Neck Detail

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2 Responses to “FO – Theoretical Sweater (Does this make it Actual Sweater?)”

  1. Alissa said

    Hey Amber it’s me from Stitch DC. It’s a really pretty sweater. Although you can’t wear it now.

  2. judy said

    one day, you’ll have to wear the theoretical sweater to the snb. is this the new knitting blog?

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