More Twisted Cables

I finally got round to block… oh, I didn’t I dried it flat,  the cardigan I started during my last holiday in the Royal.

It was from Designer Knitting (which is what Vogue Knitting is called in the UK) Winter 2009/2010 and looked like this…

Not a particularly good picture but enough of a resemblance that it needs to be borne in mind for later.

There were a few teething troubles…

This was my first attempt at the back which had an untwisted bit at the bottom of the first twisty cable – I did notice this and thought ‘Hey I’ll just do an untwisted bit at the top end’ – and then I got to the above point and suddenly realised that I should have had five twisty cables instead of the four I had.  So  it should actually have looked like this…

And then there was the collar.  I picked up the stitches and knit it the other Tuesday when a friend was visiting so it didn’t have my undivided attention and it was the night I was really tired so the attention it did have was probably less than adequate.  This was the first go…

This was the second go…

much smoother with evenly distributed stitches.  I knew when I was doing it it would probably go pear-shaped but carried on regardless.

Anyhoo, here we have the finished article on the dress form and remember the picture from the magazine – closely fitting tailored style silhouette

nipped in waist, fitted looking, mmm, slightly loose round the bust maybe but still I’m probably bigger than the form…

We’ll ignore the little creases under the back cables from where it dried – I was going to say they would drop out but let’s face it there the least of it’s worries…

Perhaps I could just get some shoulder pads and longer arms!

Here’s some things that are going a bit better.  The crochet blanket I started last week which just needs another 15 cm (6″)…

but I did get a bit fed up with this which translates as I made a few boo boos – I’m blaming it on my haemoglobin level, lack of circulating oxygen must affect concentration, so I dipped into my bits box and started another granny square afghan…

Other creative spaces are here.

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5 responses to “More Twisted Cables

  1. Wow .. .those are wide shoulders on that beautiful cardi! Such a shame it doesn’t fit you right because it’s beautiful on your dress form. I was given a Vogue Knitting book for Christmas and frankly it terrifies me …

  2. Woot! It’s Vivienne Westwood! 😉
    Aw Paula – after all that work – glad to see you can smile! I think you need to find a larger lady to give it to, because it looks really great. Knit yourself another in a smaller size?

  3. The cardigan is amazing! And it looks very pretty on you.

  4. awwww i do think the cardi is cute…..but shoulder pads may be needed 😛

  5. I’ve knit sweatesr for myself before and didn’t realize they didn’t fit until all the ends are woven in. Love the cardi! Will you knit yourself another one?

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