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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy

 

Cozy Cables (CIC Big Kids Jumper)

I completed the body last night. Some wiser element of my brain decided not to try and pick up the sleeve stitches by the light of my monitor :-) Because my row gauge is off from the pattern, I ended up picking up more stitches then I need. Its like sock gussets, you pick up whatever you need so you don't have holes. Then just work them off. The first round I worked off the extra stitches. I have completed just four rows of the sleeves, when I realized that I desperately need to do some laundry. Sadly put the knitting aside and off the laundry salt mines. I am doing the sleeve, magic loop. I have several 10 1/2 needles, but the INOX Express have been the easiest to work the double stands of yarn with. The points have a nice long slant but not to sharp a point. I don't think I will have both sleeves knit by the 15th. Weekends around here get a bit hectic.
Patons Classic Wool Merino, 10 1/2 needles used about 500 yards of yarn so far. It is a very nice yarn and I wouldn't mind having something made of it myself. Except for my laziness about hand washing. Hand washing a pair of socks is one thing. Wrestling a full sized sweater is another. I have been eying that Patons Urban Aran as a cardigan Urban Aran Cardigan Which I think would look better on me that the long unlamented Einstein Jacket :-P

 

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Blogger jayne Says:

That is looking very nice.

I like Patons Classic a lot too. A few years ago, I made myself a couple of sweaters with doubled yarn. They were favorites for a year or so and then went into the donate bag. I knit so many sweaters that I move them along.

I have the pattern booklet called Street Smart (that has that urban aran cardi). Mmmm...I like a lot of the patterns. Really like the cover hoodie (except for bobbles which I would omit) and the one called Must Have Cardigan.

 
 
Blogger jayne Says:

That is looking very nice.

I like Patons Classic a lot too. A few years ago, I made myself a couple of sweaters with doubled yarn. They were favorites for a year or so and then went into the donate bag. I knit so many sweaters that I move them along.

I have the pattern booklet called Street Smart (that has that urban aran cardi). Mmmm...I like a lot of the patterns. Really like the cover hoodie (except for bobbles which I would omit) and the one called Must Have Cardigan.

 
 
Blogger jayne Says:

Sorry about the doubles -- Blogger being it's screwed up self.

 
 
Blogger Suzann Says:

I think Blogger is having a nervous breakdown. I expect this sweater will look nicer after a bath and a blocking. But I am please with it so far.
I think Jean did the Must Have Cardigan, and maybe a few other Elannites. It was right when I first joined.
Isn't the Urban Aran a pullover? I think he adapted it to a cardigan. I love the shaping

 
 
Blogger Vamanta Says:

What a pretty combination of sts and in that beautiful blue. Cables are cozy, aren't they? I wanted to do a cable afghan but the yarn I have in mind is mohair so probably would be a waste of effort.

 
 
Blogger Kayleen Says:

I wanted to thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and I'm so happy to see your sweater in progress. I love the color blue you chose -- and you knit so evenly. I jumped here to comment before I read your blog, but I take it from some of the other comments you used Patons Classic. Is that a bulky weight yarn? I'm just curious. I used a worsted weight and a bigger needle to get to the gauge, but the sweater is too loose I think. Yours looks perfect! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Blogger junior_goddess Says:

I like the Paton's classic-it IS nice yarn. I think it would be a great cardi-go buy yourself some Euclann!

 
 
Blogger Trish - My Merino Mantra Says:

I should have gone ahead and also test knit that sweater for Marguerite, instead of struggling with this boy sweater I am working on now. Yours looks great. Thanks for the link to the Urban Aran Cardigan. Brooklyn Tweed did a much better job than Patons did. I have the Must Have Cardigan on the needles right now (been there for a long time!)

 

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