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Archive for March 28th, 2008

Finished Project!

Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang


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.



The front showing the pearly buttons



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



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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