Sunday, September 02, 2007


The sweater is coming along nicely. I finished the back (happy with my decision to frog and reknit part), and have moved on to the left front. The comments on my last post included some questions about the pattern, so I will address those today. It's the Ribby Cardi from Chic Knits. The pattern is available to purchase online, but I picked it up at Stitches in San Jose last spring. The website even has a Gallery of pictures from people who already knit the sweater. I spent quite some time pursuing it before I bought the pattern, contemplating how it will handle my, well, feminine curves. Time will tell.

I'm not yet sure what form of collar I'll make. The pattern gives options for a shorter one or a shawl collar. The yarn is Uruguay DK, also procured at Stitches, with green for the body and purple for the sleeves. It's very soft (70% merino, 20% alpaca, 10% silk) and easy to work with, but I'm already anticipating using something machine washable for my next sweater.

Yes, of course I'm already considering my next sweater. It has taken quite a bit of self control—and my sweetie's reminders of other unfinished projects—to refrain from buying the yarn for Rogue. I'm waiting with baited breath for some of my blog friends to finish theirs. Scarybez seems to have finished hers but hasn't posted a picture modeling it, and dear Kelly (who was with me at Stitches, so long ago) has been slowly but surely working on hers for months. Very exciting.


Kelly said...

I like the shawl collar. I think it balances the front for us more boosomy girls :)

New Knitter said...

Whatever collar you choose, I think the shape of the sweater with the zipper will show off your "assets." My vote is for the shorter collar! I own several cowl sweaters, and while they do balance out the girls, a cowl from very thick yarn can end up being very chunky, heavy, and overwhelming. Cowls look best with thin fabrics. But do whatever inspires you!