Pink lady knits

4.06.2009

Tangled Yoke

Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan, Interweave Knits
Yarn: Jaeger Baby Merino DK
Needles: #4 and #2 Addi Turbos

Notes: This sweater was my Everest. It took over 6 months to knit, and I learned a ton along the way. The construction was fun, I haven't done a yoked sweater since my very first project as a knitter. I like seamless knitting from the bottom, through, admitidly, it allows for less control over the fit than seamless knitting from the top.
The components of this sweater are very nice. I like the way the garter rib looks with the yoke cable...and the sea of stockinette really calls attention to the cable as well.

Speaking of the cable (because I know that's what you've been waiting for)...it was a beast. I was so scared of it, and rightfully so. Honestly, I can say that it is the hardest thing I've ever done as a knitter. There were rows when I was completing over 80 cables, and that was trying. However, as you can see, the finished result is amazing and well worth the trouble. My 1 into 5 increases never smoothed out though, so there are tiny holes at the base of my cable. This doesn't bother me too much, as they are placed perfectly and look intentional.

Although I am incredibly pleased with this sweater, I will say that I'm not thrilled with the fit. It's a little larger than I expected it to be, and I don't know if that's a product of my gauge being off or if I should have knit the smaller size. However, I would have preferred a snugger fit.

The project was challenging, and therefore, it's an accomplishment for me that it's complete. I'm working on some more sweaters, I seem to be on a kick, and can't wait to show you all some more finished items!

3 comments:

ekgheiy said...

Very nice work; it looks fantastic!

Courtney said...

Thanks! :)

voiceofmanycolours said...

I love the colour! And the look of triumphant delight on your face almost trumps the whole sweater ;)