Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Cable Sweater Back



I finished the back of the Cable/Bobble Sweater on Friday, and am now on the 3rd repeat of the bobble pattern on the front. I'm rather pleased with the way it looks, and I think it's going to be a nice sweater when it's done. I'm not tired of the pattern yet, and I don't mind doing all those bobbles, which I was warned about. I did have to make my own chart for the body stitches, simply because it was so excruciatingly tiny in the magazine. Mine covers a little more than two legal-size sheets taped together lengthwise, so it's much easier to see.

Here's a close up of the second stitch pattern from the outside, and it shows the color a little more truly.



I also finally finished the Deep Caramel rib-knit skirt tonight that I cut out in December to go with a Jalie Tee, which I finished in December. I decided to take a discussion about deconstruction to heart a little bit, and instead of hemming, I just used a large rotary cutter with a scalloping wheel to trim the hem edge. I think it's kind of cute, really. And, if I get tired of it, I can always hem it more conventionally. It's a cute skirt and I like it, but it's really a little lightweight for a skirt. I always wear a slip with these skirts anyway, so it's no problem, but I really think a useful resolution for me would be to watch the weight of knit fabrics a little more closely. It would save a lot of trouble.

5 comments:

Mardel said...

The sweater looks beautiful! I really like how the yarn shows off the pattern. I see I am going to have to try some of that yarn.

Liana said...

Thanks, Mardel! I think it's really nice to knit with. They have interesting colors, too.

Stefaneener said...

Allllll those bobbles! You're impressive. It's nice to see how your style is expressed in both your knitting and sewing work.

Liana said...

Thanks, Stefaneener! I'm bobbling along the bottom of the front now, and it is amazing how long it takes to do the row with 3 bobbles in each repeat. Fun, though!

sewingsuzee said...

Dang. That is just so lovely.