Um, hi everyone. Remember me? I'm so sorry - - bad, bad blogger. I know. It's summer, what can I say? I'm not even that sure what I've been doing, besides living, but nevermind - on to the knitting!
How about that Fall Vogue, eh? I haven't had an issue of Vogue so full of eye-catching projects since, well, since I've been reading Vogue! When it arrived it took me about 30 minutes to flip through, see the Cabled Hooded Pullover (AKA Green Gable on Ravelry), pull 9 skeins of DB Donegal Tweed Chunky off the shelf in Dark Red, and cast on. Voila!
- Project: Green Gable/Cabled Hooded Pullover by Tikru from Vogue Knitting Fall 2008
Yarn: 9 skeins Debbie Bliss Donegal Tweed Chunky in #97, Red
Needles: 8,0mm (US 11)
Buttons: Large Nova Buttons by Annie Adams
This one - this one almost didn't make it. I was left unsupervised last weekend, and ended up taking scissors to this completed sweater. Friends! NEVER DO THAT WITHOUT A CONSULT WITH SOMEONE - EVEN IF IT'S JUST TO CHECK ON RAVELRY FIRST!
Long story short, the sweater was Waaay too long. So, to maintain the pattern of the cabled rib, I had to undo the bottom by an entire cable repeat. Somehow I thought (quite erroneously) that I could rip out my cast on and unravel it up. No. I ended up cutting the whole bottom ribbing off. With scissors.
Scissors are IRREVERSIBLE, friends!
I made a royal frigging mess of this sweater, and the cabled portion on the back? U.G.L.Y. Way messed up. Then I checked Ravelry. I searched the forums for "unravel a sweater from the cast on" and "shortening a sleeve", and I learned. Boy, did I learn. I learned why where I previously had 2 knits in the cable I could now only find one loop to put back on the needle.
Anyway, after much fudging in the area of that back cable, I managed to salvage the sweater. Barely. But guess what?
I LOVE IT!