Thursday, April 2, 2009

Tangled Yoke Cardigan

Tangled Yoke Cardigan
Eunny Jang
Interweave Knits, Fall 07
String Theory Hand Painted 100% merino sport wool, 4 skeins, Squash
US size 5, 4, and 0 needles

Things I learned:
1. Bobble - I have never done a bobble before.
2. 5-into-1 decrease and 1-into-5 increase.
3. Short row shaping for a yoke
4. Kitchener stitch to graft underarm stitches.
5. 3-stitch 1-row buttonhole - it makes a really nice buttonhole.

What I love about this sweater:
1. It's a classic sweater, but with a little updating.
2. I loved all the finishing details that Eunny Jang added to the pattern.
3. It is knit seamless, but made to look like there are seams.
4. The horizontal cable and Celtic design of the yoke.
5. Pretty much everything about this sweater.

The one thing that I didn't like: When I got to the end of the seventh row on the yoke chart. The one with 404 stitches and 84 cables. I had 4 extra stitches at the end of the row. I hate when that happens. And no, it couldn't have been in the last repeat that I did. After counting stitches and recounting, and then counting again, my mistake was at the beginning of the row. I had to rip back 400 stitches of 84 (count 'em) twisted cables. That was not fun. Nope. But alas, pain has no memory, and it is all behind me now. This is quite possibly my favorite sweater - ever!


Philigry said...

this is amazing! i love it. it looks great on you.

sweetp said...

Gorgeous! Well done xx

chatoncrafts said...

Beautiful! I love finding patterns where you not only end up with a great FO, but learn new skills as well :)

kim said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I love the color you chose, and it looks great on you. Really nice job!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What an awesomely cute sweater!

I keep meaning to make that one and now you have me all psyched up again :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Looks fantastic on you!! Beautiful.

elliebelle said...

Wow! That is stunning! Great work!

t does wool said...

gorgeous...and the color...oh...very nice,very nice.

LivM said...

Beautiful! You did a great job!

MadMad said...

It looks beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. That is one of my favorite colors now, too. Just gorgeous on you! I loved making that sweater, too - enough changes to keep things moving along, not so much cable that you want to kill yourself, and it all ends up looking very put together. I need to start a second. Great job!

amanda said...

oh I feel your pain with ripping that cable row!

Worth it though. You have a fantastic cardigan in one of my favourite colours!

Jane said...

How did I miss this. It's fantastic! Love the color. This has been on my list for a very long time!

t does wool said...

beautiful,beautiful tangled yoke!!! it!!