Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Forging Right Along


I started this Sunday night while I put Looking For Mr. Goodbar in the VCR. I haven't seen that in ages, I wish it would come out on DVD before my VHS copy wears out. It's getting old now.

Anyway, this is the third time I'm doing this sweater. There are five charts already established, five more to go. For some reason, I'm not so sure I'm so in love with this anymore. It looks gargantuan. It's knit on 10.5's using DK yarn doubled. It looks much more refined in Vogue Knitting. I don't recall it looking quit this 'bold' the last time I knit it. I'll have to search around for a photo of it.

The original was done in 5 different colours...deep, rich greens, purples and blues. It was gorgeous. I've never found colours that have the richness of the original which is why I'm doing it a solid colour. I'm using Jaeger Matchmaker. I love the yarn but hadn't realised it was a superwash wool until tonight.

This should go quickly where it's on such large needles. Won't be long before I start casting on for the sleeve shaping. It's a dolman sleeve. I have no idea where I'll lay this out to block it but I'll worry about that when I get to that point. For now, I'm just enjoying the hell out of the cables.

I guess I should start working on some holiday knitting...I've got a few gifts to make. I'll look into that tomorrow.

6 comments:

~drew emborsky~ said...

That's going to look amazing!

Dave Daniels said...

Wow, look at you booking along there. I really like the cables on the left. Yeah, you'll have this done by, uh, Friday?
Is it a grey or blue?

Jerry said...

Drew-when I get this one done, I'll post a picture of it done in differnet colours...it was spectacular. Very classy looking yet sporty as well.

Jerry said...

LOL! Dave....Friday? How about tomorrow...just coming down off the sleeves now. :- ) JK....

This knits up so fast tho because of the needles. Have to put it aside for a bit tho, Need to get some Christmas gifts made.

Lissa said...

I wonder if you would have any luck if you modified the pattern to be rid of one of the panels. Travesty, I know, but it could adjust the size not to swallow you up. You'd have to adjust where your shaping is.

Jerry said...

Hiya Lissa... No need to take a panel out. When I said it loks gargantuan, I meant the stitches.It's knit on 10.5 needles and the stitches look HUGE LOL! Of late, I've been knitting on size 2's (socks), 7's (my Aran) 8's (slippers). Size-wise, it'll fit me just fine, I just don't recall the stitches looking quite this large last time I made it. I got gauge on size 10's then so I didn't stray too far in needle size.