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

 

Street Smart Cable Hoodie, sort of

I love Elann Highland Wool, but I could not get 5 spi that didn't feel like lace. It always knits up like a dk for me. So I got some Paton's Classic Merino and started over. This is the what 5th sleeve. But since I had to start over, I considered the cable and bobble pattern that the original uses. I am just not a bobble person and the cable is sort of boring. I searched and found a loose sort of cable that had the similar drawing in as the original. The new one is 18 stitches the old one 15, so I had to redesign the stuff around the cable. I was careful to keep the edges the same. I have never done set in sleeves and had a strong feeling this was not the place to start playing around. YEAH finished one sleeve



I am sick of sleeves so I decided to cast on for the back. A few more changes. I was sick of reverse stockinette stitch so I swapped it out for seed stitch. Three cable columns instead of the original 4. And got this



I had to go up to a size 8 needle to get gauge. Then I stabbed myself badly with the Options needles. Had a tetanus shot and was off knitting for a few weeks. I then changed to my Denise needles and had to go up another size to a 9 to get gauge. oi
I know it isn't perfect and some of the stitches are a bit wobbly, tension is off. I don't care. I hope to finish this in my lifetime.

I guess it would help if you could see what it is supposed to look like

By Suzann
On Monday, December 17, 2007
At 12/17/2007 12:35:00 PM
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Blogger Lisa W. Says:

clean? tidy? ask him to hire you a merry maid cleaning lady for a day or three...good grief..he's home for three weeks, you'd think he'd want your cheerful company not to see you busting your ass cleaning! Love the changes you made to the hoody...looks great!sorry you stabbed yourself..don't those KPOs make great secret defensive weapons though!

 
 
Blogger Suzann Says:

LOL Lisa, he is a retired Master Chief and has more then a bit of his mother in him. Maid service indeed. Just what am I doing all day :-}

 
 
Blogger Grace Yaskovic Says:

I better do some cleaning today too or I may get fired myself, your knitting is gorgeous my friend, glad your finger is better !

 
 
Blogger Having a Knit Fitt Says:

Love the cable pattern you used instead of the original. I find that blocking the parts before sewing works miracles.
Cate

 
 
Blogger smariek Says:

It's looking good. Love your cables. Ok, good to know it's not my imagination that HW is on the lighter side of worsted (as I struggle with getting mom's vest to work out sizewise)

 
 
Blogger betsy Says:

Clean and tidy? Look, pal, just settle for home cooked and unlimited potty time, huh?

You will laugh when you find out that the vaunted light fixture came in yesterday. Broken.

 
 
OpenID putasockinit Says:

I love the look of the seed stitch! :) And yeah, those Options can be quite vicious!

 

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