So. Sick. Of. Cables.
Posted by Amber on July 10, 2006
Durrow, the never ending cable! Beautiful (and it inspires me to try and chart my own cables), but I’m beginning to crave some stockinette!
I think for my next sweater (although I try not to hold myself to anything until I cast on) I’m going to try a top down raglan, with a deep v-neck, and 3/4 length sleeves. I have 1100 yards of Nashua Creative Focus Worsted, so I think I have enough (yay for sales – $30 total!). Nothing special about it, really, although it doesn’t seem like a next-to-the-skin yarn, and if I recall correctly it’s a single ply, making it prone to pilling, so I may have to go with a tighter than normal gauge). I might try to do some waist shaping, just to make for a prettier, more fitted sweater, but that’s about it for details. I’m not sure – rolled edge or slightly ribbed? I like rolled (my three favorite sweaters have rolling edges), but think ribbed would work better with the 3/4 sleeves. Hmm.
I think I’m going to use The Incredible Custom Fit Raglan Generator, combined with NonaKnits: Shaping Up (a guide to darts) to generally guide the sweater, I’ve heard good things about the Incredible Raglan, and seen it with some mods as a good standby pattern.
(Have I mentioned my love of blogs lately? I found those sari silk pillows in a blog, waist shaping guides, and I’m sure that one of these days when I’m sitting around going “What do I do with…” or “How do I make…” the blogs will come to the rescue.)