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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