a glut

I’ve got a ton of things for the blog, so I’m hoping to spread them out over the next few days (along with Olympic progress, of course). First (and coming up, second) bit is an FO!

*click to see the sleeve better*

Cabled Pulli
Pattern: my own, see notes
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in “Winter Storm” (I think), about..9 skeins?
Needles: Denise US 7
Finished: February 7, 2006

I think this turned out really well. Knit in the round from the bottom up, with the front cable taken from “Rhapsody in Tweed” from Interweave Knits (Fall 2004). I originally made the front and back neck the same, but it was a bit uncomfortable so I ripped back and put in some short rows to raise the back neck. The yarn was nice to work with, a tiny bit scratchy but only if you’re really sensitive. Easy to wear, nicely fitted – I think I’ll get a lot of use out of this one!

There’s one on-the-fly detail I really like, which is the shoulder:

Decreasing for the yoke, I wasn’t sure if I’d have enough rounds for a complete diamond on the sleeve, so I just did a little cable after the last full diamond. I like it!

Flat shot, looking brighter than life (the first shot is pretty accurate, colour-wise):

So that’s one thing done before heading into Olympic madness. Next up, finished socks!






20 responses to “a glut”

  1. Dani Avatar

    Wow Laura, it looks great!

  2. Latoya Avatar

    It looks wonderful! What a nice shade of blue.

  3. jillian Avatar

    That’s amazing! All the more so since its your own pattern. Way to go!!

  4. Chris Avatar

    I LOVE your diamond cables up the front! Very nice.

  5. Alexandra Avatar

    That’s really nice. Love the sleeve detail.

  6. jody Avatar

    beautiful! i love the upper sleeve/yoke detail.

  7. Julia Avatar

    Oh my, that’s a great pullover. Love the cables, love the color, love the design. So cute! You’re wonderful!

  8. Cara Avatar

    Wow, that is a beautiful sweater. Love the color, love the cables, love the fit.

  9. grumperina Avatar

    So lovely! I dig the shoulder detail, too!

  10. celticknitter Avatar

    Awesome sweater! I need to know what yarn that is . . . I need that blue!!
    I love your cables . . . I can’t believe you knit that in the round.
    Great job!

  11. Shayla Avatar

    Your sweater is FANTASTIC!! I love all of your work!

  12. Ariane Avatar

    Great work! Very pretty cable pattern, I’m a sucker for cables :)

  13. jess Avatar

    wow! i love that, it looks great! I love the sleeve detail. :)

  14. Lisa Avatar

    Truly amazing Laura. I love the sweater. You should sell the pattern. I know I would buy it.

  15. Tara Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful! I’m going through a blue phase myself: blue cardigan, blue socks, I’m wearing a blue blanket right now!

  16. Brianne Avatar

    Incredible! I’m terribly impressed with that.

    I knitted my first sweater (for my 2 year old son) out of Wool of the Andes and it turned out so nicely. Hubby and my Mom both thought it was a little too scratchy until it was washed and ready for wearing… then they changed their tune!

    Anyways, great job and I love the color!

  17. Anny Avatar

    I’d buy it too ;0) It’s absolutely gorgeous!
    No seriously, I’d like to buy the pattern.

  18. sarah Avatar

    I love love love this sweater, and I would love to make it. I was looking for the pattern and can’t find it. I know it’s probably me just missing the obvious, but could you please hook me up with the pattern page? I’d be so grateful.

  19. alison Avatar

    Love it! Especially the sleeves. Beautiful job!

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