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Archive for March 28th, 2008

Finished Project!

Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang

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Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silk Wool, color 18 While the finished sweater is lovely and I love wearing brown, the yarn was a bit rough on my fingers, a bit tedious in its lack of colorfulness, and not photogenic! Even the finished sweater does not look as good in the photos as it does in real life.

Buttons: Little pearlescence-y (lol, I typed purlescence instead and could not figure out why spell check didn’t like that!) buttons from Joann Fabrics. Since there are nine buttons, I went the least expensive route. Plus, this sweater doesn’t really need fancy buttons as its focal point is the Tangled Cable.

Needles: Size 4 Knitpicks Options. Ouch! I’m not fond of these. Too pointy and irregular for me! This was my first project using Options and I think I will stick to Addi Turbos. For some reason my knitting style causes my fingers to brush the tips of the needles as I knit and they were just too pointy. Plus one tip was sharper than the other and it just bugged me. On a positive note, the cord and the joins on these needles are very nice. I love the purple color of the cord!

Pattern: This pattern is very well written and I think I only went to the internet once or twice for clarification. I also did this as a knit-a-long with Cheryl and Sarah and they were a great resource for talking things out.

Thoughts: I am so glad that I knit this sweater. I found the pattern to be just enough challenging to keep me interested but not so challenging that I could not bear it. I learned quite a bit about fixing mistakes in cable patterns! A couple of times I had to drop a few stitches down a couple of rows to recross my cables in the correct direction. There was one that I missed but it is difficult to find so I don’t think anyone will ever be able to tell that my tangle is really derailed.

Least favorite feature: While I like the finished result, picking up the stitches around the neckband for the 3 needle bind off was a wee bit challenging and I had to do it twice and I’m still not completely happy with it.

Favorite feature: The faux seams! I’m also glad there was only one repeat of the cable pattern. If I had to do that chart twice, I think I would have fallen off the deep end.

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The front showing the pearly buttons

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Here is the back. I love the way the cable pattern loops through itself and changes directions so it is mirror image.

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TYC out in the wild on Easter Day with Llamafarmgirl (who was gracious enough to let me stand on my tippy-toes in the photo so it would look like we are almost the same height.)

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