Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Fun with FOs, part 2

Cleverness #2: Forecast (the photos at last!) from Knitty

I used Jo Sharp double knitting in "aubergine" for this. Quite a lot more than was originally called for, due to the modifications: longer ribbing on the sleeves and body mostly. I also went with the 3-stitch bobble (why do I alwasy type "booble"?).

I like the general lack of seaming about this pattern, but I loathe picking up the stitches around the armhole, primarily because it's always so tight and difficult to knit for the first 20 rows or so.

All the front shots I took looked icky, so here's a back shot: I don't think the cardigan suits my shape (large-ish bosoms and shoulders), but I still enjoy wearing it a lot. Again, it impresses the hell out of people who don't knit, because it looks complicated. In fact it was a relatively easy knit, helped by the lovely yarn I chose. (Lovely yarn that bled a lot when wet, however.)

In fact, it was such a relaxing garment to knit that I'm going to make one for my mother. She has small shoulders and bosoms, and looks quite charming in mine (even though it's a bit large for her), and it's been some time since she's had anything knitted for her. My only challenge is to find the perfect wool.


Blogger anky said...

Did you have to modify your gauge for the jo sharp dk? because it's a finer yarn than specified in the pattern. Also did you find you had to add more rows before creating the sleeves?

5:01 pm  
Blogger The Skirt said...

According to the (admittedly Internet-based) info I got on Cascade 220, the DK was spot-on. I didn't need to modify anything at all really - except for the shaping in the waist and sleeves, to make it fit right. I'm not confident enough to mess with gauge modifications yet!

9:25 pm  

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