sweater lub

Last sweater FO of 2006.

Cabled Cardigan
Pattern: #19 from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2006
Yarn: Elann Highland Chunky in Oxford Grey Heather, or something like that
Needles: Denise US 10

Love, love, LOVE this sweater. It’s so cozy and easy to wear – I’ve worn it three times this week, including on Christmas. New favourite sweater, for sure. I *think* it took less yarn than called for, but I can’t quite remember at the moment. I had ordered 18 balls back in the day, it took less than 15.

Check errata before starting this pattern! It had quite a few problems, some of which are posted on the Vogue website, and some of which I posted here. I had a bit of trouble with the collar/buttonband – I picked up fewer stitches and had to adjust, but that wasn’t really a pattern problem. I didn’t do the doubled-over collar, as I felt it would be too heavy. I love the shawl collar.

The sleeves ended up a bit too long, but it’s fine – as you can see, I just roll ’em up. Perfect for being available to be rolled down over cold hands. I didn’t have any buttons on hand at the moment, so trusty Sweater Stick (really a hair stick) it was.

More of the front cables:

A sneak peek of the next FO…



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35 responses to “sweater lub”

  1. Karma Avatar

    Now I really want to make this sweater! Did you make it shorter than the pattern calls for? The picture in the magazine looks long… anyway, yours looks so much better on you than it does on the model in VK; the fit is much better on you. Stylin’!!

  2. Cristina Avatar

    its looks great! i actually like the “trusty hair stick” look – it gives it a rustic feel:)

  3. hpny knits Avatar

    great sweater! looks very cosy. I like your collar better.
    and I love the new yarn on the block… oooooh, what will it be?

  4. kristin Avatar

    I love love LOVE the sweater stick! Much better than buttons.

  5. grumperina Avatar

    Ushering out 2006 with a BANG! Gorgeous sweater!!!

  6. rfg Avatar

    Wow that is fantastic! That may just have to go on the list of to-do’s.

  7. Susan Avatar

    Love the sweater! I want to make one now, but I have twist waiting in the wings… so many lovely sweaters out there…

  8. Elinor Avatar

    I love the sweater! Beautiful cables! Is that a knitting needle?

  9. Amy Avatar

    I wanted to make this as soon as I bought the magazine so I’ve been eagerly awaiting yours. It’s beautiful!

  10. gleek Avatar

    gorgeous! i love it! looks warm and comfy. happy new year!

  11. Jo Avatar

    Wow – it’s gorgeous! I have to say that I really admire your tenacity and ability to finish sweaters :)

  12. Laura Avatar

    Wow! I can see where that would be an instant favorite. It looks so comfy, but stylish and fitted! Way to go!

  13. scout Avatar

    Oh that is fantastic!!

  14. alison Avatar

    I love it with the sweater stick! I bet you’ll wear that sweater all the time — it looks great, and so comfy. Happy new year!

  15. aija Avatar

    Its so flattering! I love the stick, too :)

  16. Anna Avatar

    Brilliant…I love the closure. Way to close the year off right!

  17. otismurph Avatar

    Ye gods, that’s gorgeous! So flattering on you, too!

  18. Jen Avatar

    Love it!!!!!

  19. Norma Avatar

    It’s PERFECTly lovely!

  20. brooke Avatar

    Beautiful!! Love those cables!

  21. Julia Avatar

    Oh, awesome sweater! It’s beautiful. =) I love your method of closing cardigans…it looks really cute! =)

  22. may Avatar

    it fits you perfectly! lovely!

  23. kris Avatar

    oh i love that one! it looks great on you! damn, i just declared my hatred of knitting cables, but this cardi is just gorgeous.

    happy new year!

  24. Cheryl Avatar

    LOVE that sweater! I’m going to have to dig out that issue of Vogue now.

  25. jenna Avatar

    FANTASTIC. Very flattering, very professional, very wearable. Love it love it love it!

  26. kelp! Avatar

    What a gorgeous sweater! It looks great on you, and the turned-up cuffs look like a design feature to me.

  27. carrie Avatar

    Cabled Cardigan is SO PRETTY. Now I wanna make one!

  28. Miss Twiss Avatar

    That sweater cardigan looks fantastic on you! What a beautiful knit.

  29. claudia Avatar

    That is CUTE. Nice mods.

  30. Bente B Avatar

    The sweater is absolutely gorgeous! It fits you perfect! Love the pin too, looks so much better than a button :D

  31. Katie Avatar

    The sweater looks great! Why did I not recognize the pattern’s potential when I saw it in the magazine? (This is a question I regularly ask myself).

  32. stephanie Avatar

    Hi ! I have looked for this magazine but I found a few Vogue magazines for fall 2006, can you tell me in which one it actually is ? (Like what’s on the cover) I love it and I have to make it too !! :)

  33. jae Avatar

    that sweater is indeed a gorgeous one. as always, i’m impressed.

  34. mmj Avatar

    This looks hot. Seriously. It is a beautiful sweater and the use of a stick just makes it that more yummy.

    Great work, Laura.

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