Friday, March 06, 2015

P is for Point Gammon Pullover 守灯塔的人

Project:  Point Gammon Pullover 守灯塔的人
Pattern Point Gammon Pullover by Elinor Brown, Interweave Knits, Fall 2010
Yarn:  Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool, aran to bulky weight
Yardage:  1434 yards in stash
Needles: Size 8
Cast on: February 9, 2014

Note: I love knitting. I love knitting cables. I try to be a helpful person. Sometimes I'm over enthusiastic in trying to help people, without thinking over my own ability and whether it's necessary to offer help. When people praise my cables and ask me to knit a cable sweater I fall head over heels into the project. That's how this sweater got started. I'm knitting it for another raveler for her son. The yarn is too heavy for the gauge the pattern calls for (surprisingly there are couple of knitters had done this sweater in the same yarn and got gauge, I wonder what the sweater feels like), and I recalculated so I can knit it on size 8 needles instead of size 6. The design itself is simple and easy to follow. The sweater starts bottom up in the round till armholes which is only couple of inches away. The combination of the heavy yarn and doing both front and back on the same needle means the knitting gets pretty heavy! If I ever do over I'd knit the pieces separately for sure. 

As I was going through forum posts on Ravelry I found my own post from when the magazine first came out, and I said I'd make this sweater. There, it took all these years and another knitter's request to get me started.

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Jayne said...

It looks fantastic! I love cables too! It is funny - I find people are always super impressed with cables, even people that can knit perfect lace. Don't know what it is about cables that makes people daunted by them. That sweater sure looks like it will be super warm!

Chrisknits said...

I find Eco Wool to be less than bulky so always amazed that it is labeled aran/bulky. Love the look of the sweater, you are a wonder to do that for another person's child!!

Ginx Craft said...

Love the look of these cables, and the natural oaty coloured wool you are using.

WonderWhyGal said...

Beautiful! You are just cranking through the alphabet. I love those cable.s

Beth Coleman said...

Great cables!

VAharoni said...

Wow! Just found my sweater here.
It looks beautiful and my son will absolutely love it!!!