Monday, February 18, 2008

The Bobbles Have It

Well, the sweater is done at last. OK, except for one button at the top because I only bought six buttons and needed seven. D'oh.

Pattern - Cabled Cardigan from Vogue Knitting Winter 2005/2006
Yarn - Patons Shetland Chunky, colour Taupe (6 balls exactly)
Notes - This is for my sister-in-law, as chosen by her. Thus the fit is a little loose on me in the pictures, but should fit her well. The collar is my favourite part, it is done with short rows and very cleverly constructed. I find Vogue patterns in the magazines to be very curt, so I had to pay very close attention and be able to interpret the brief directions. However the pattern had no mistakes and turned out as it looked, so overall a good one.
Modifications - I took out almost all the bobbles in the pattern, only putting them on the fronts at the button band. Bobbles just weren't going to work for what my sister-in-law wanted from a sweater, but she loved the look of this. I also used different yarn, as she needed something practical for washing and I needed something that fit the budget.

Overall I'm pleased. It is something I wouldn't knit for myself, but I think she will like it and that is what matters.


Anonymous said...

wow, you did it!!!!

--how much hair did you lose???

Kate said...

I admit it, this one wore me down. So many stupid mistakes!!

Yarnhog said...

It looks wonderful! What a lucky sister-in-law.