Thursday, April 29, 2010

Placed Cable Pullover

If I were the type of blogger to post as I work through a project, you would be as exasperated at this sweater as I am. I went through many sessions of tweaking and ripping and adjusting with this sweater.

This is the Placed Cable Aran from Interweave Knits Fall 2007. I knit it with Knit Picks Main Line which is a cotton and merino blend yarn.

I will give you the condensed version of the many steps this sweater went through and the modifications I made.
  • First of all, the sweater is written to be short in the arms and short in the body. You can tell that by looking at the photos of the sweater on the model in the magazine. I wanted it to fit correctly. In order to deal with that issue, I started all of the pieces with a provisional cast on, which I later picked up and worked each piece until it fit me.
  • The arm holes in this sweater are too big. I wasn't going to go back to change that once I got the point of joining. I just had to accept that the sweater is baggy in the armpits. Once I accepted that, I had to figure out how to get the bind off edge of my arms to match the armholes. The sewn bind-off saved this sweater! I ripped out my regular bind-off and ended up working a sewn bind-off on nearly every edge of this sweater. The bind-off gave the cotton/merino yarn the stretch it needed to drape properly and to match up edges how they should be matched up. Phew!

The sweater in the magazine must not have been blocked before it was photographed because the cables left bunches in those pictures. The bunches evened out when I blocked my sweater.

I added extra length to allow for a folded cuff or a longer sleeve with a ribbed cuff.

This sweater should have been much more simple and quick than it was, but I am pretty happy with the results and I learned a good amount along the way.

1 comment:

  1. I love that sweater! The color is beautiful! Love, Mom


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