Wednesday, August 27, 2008


The Elizabeth Bennet Cabled Cardigan from Fitted Knits by Stefanie Japel
The Cascade Cloud 9 in VanDyke Brown is lovely (bought from WEBS online).
Waist shaping and my pretty Knit Picks Harmony Wood needles.  Love them, must buy more!
Roses from my garden.

So, my 200th post? Cool.

I wanted to give you an update on the Elizabeth Bennet Cabled Cardigan.  It is going very well, I'm just to the part with the cables about the waist.  They are written in chart form which I find a bit challenging, I'm toying with the idea of writing them all out, but there are 96 rows for the sleeves, and I just don't know if I have it in me.  I may try to muddle through.

I may be the only person in the world who doesn't find the charts helpful.  I know that you are supposed to be able to "see" the cables on the page, but I don't.  And these charts don't follow the typical vertical/horizontal lines for the knits and purls.  There is a horizontal line for the purls when they are on the RS of the fabric, otherwise the box is just empty.  I assume (making an ass of myself no doubt) that this means to treat it like normal and knit on the RS and purl on the WS?  I guess it will be trial and error because I can't seem to find an explanation anywhere online.  

I hope to have this sweater done in time for Rhinebeck this year.  That is my goal.  

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

In Progress

This is the Elizabeth Bennet Cabled Cardigan that has been long-awaited around these parts.  I cast on for it just before the Olympics began with the intention of trying to finish it before the end of the games, like the Ravelympics, but it isn't going to happen.  At least I have it started though, and that is inspiring me to knit on it more often.  Fall is right around the corner, this is going to be my go-to sweater for the fall.  Up next?  This sweater, and an also long-awaited baby project for Amy!  It will be purple and it will be special...I can't wait.

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