Monday, March 20, 2006
Spring Had Sprung!!!!
I really didn't think I would get it done by the end of the weekend. Can I just say I LOVE IT!!!!!
Pattern: Spring Forward Cardigan by Janet Szabo. Can be found in the Twists & Turns Newsletter Spring 2004.
Yarn: TLC's Cotton Plus in light rose.
Problems with the pattern: All problems were self imposed. The pattern is very well written (there is a clarification on Janet's website about how to increase the neckline). The charts were clear and the sweater is gorgeous.
Changes to the pattern: Using a different yarn did create some issues for me. My filler stitch swatch was a little under the pattern gauge and my cables were coming out much larger. My first attempt of this pattern was a disaster as I've lost over 30 lbs from when I started it, and I chose the wrong size to begin with. I also found my first yarn to be hard to cable (Cascade Sierra). I decided to try the Cotton Plus, as it's washable and I loved the pink color (and very easy to cable). The second one was started and I "thought" I was on gauge, but my sleeves ended up being too tight and my neck fell off my shoulders. Did some recalculation and you can see the results above. Well worth knitting 3 times. The only other change to the pattern was making the armholes just a bit deeper (but as mentioned on Garnet, that's not unusual for me).
This one will be knit again. I want a "Fall Back Cardigan" so I plan on doing one in wool. I'll do the same steps to make sure the wool is gauged properly. Thanks Janet for a truely beautiful project!
Oh, and speaking of Garnet:
Just a quick modeled picture since Matt was kind enough to get some photos before he left for work this morning.
Well, that wraps up an other project (woo-hoo!). Now what to concentrate on? Well I should get my Lucy Bag finished up over the next few days then we'll tackle some thing new!!!