Monday, May 19, 2008

Dickinson Pullover Finale



Pattern: Dickinson Pullover by Kathy Zimmerman, Interweave Knits Fall 2007

Yarn: Yellow heavy worsted weight wool from knitswap, a very long time ago

Needle: Size 7

Started: January 2008

Finished: May 2008

Total Cost: about $40

Previous Entry: In progress

Notes: I didn't realize that this is actually my first raglan sweater. Even though the pattern called for, I ignored the one slip stitch that supposed to be carried on the decrease edges to create the neat raglan seam. Next time. I've done a few Viking or other Aran type sweaters before. I love cables. We all have something in life that seem to come naturally. My friend Sarah can knit two-handed fair isle in her sleep, and Jocelyn can shop for yarn with her hands tied behind her back (well, you get my point), cable is my thing. I knit from charts, but usually dump the charts by the third repeat and figure out where the cables go from the previous sets. They make perfect sense to me.

9 comments:

Firefly Nights said...

What a great job you do with cables. I've not tried them. Got involved in lace and kind of like it.

Diane said...

Beautiful job on your sweater. I love the cables.

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

Simply lovely!

Sarah said...

Wow, Vivian, that is stunning! I like knitting cables, too, but I can't really do without the pattern. Nice work.

Sarah said...

Now that I think of it, though, its your ability to do cables without cable needles that really impresses me. I've tried and it was just a disaster.

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful! I have that in my Rav queue!

zelda said...

Amazing work. I'm awed.

Lynn said...

that sweater is gorgeous!!!! Great job!

Lesley said...

Cost $40...
Retail $400!
Gorgeous.