Friday, March 16, 2007

Mmm Alpaca

The first time I ever went to Webs, I fell in love with Classic Elite Miracle and Classic Elite Premiere. They are both so soft. I could caress them all day long. I decided that I must knit myself two different sweaters using these yarns. I used the premiere on the Phyllo Yoked Sweater to not so great results. I am hoping that the sweater made of miracle will fit much better.

When I got my Vogue Knitting Fall 2006 issue, I fell in love with the Cabled Scoop Neck sweater from the Gray's Anatomy section. I love the traveling cable. It is so different and classic looking. You can't tell from this picture, but this pattern also features quite a bit of waist shaping. Hopefully that will make this sweater even more wearable than the last.

I am using the color Martin's Purple which is a really deep dark purple. Right now I'm almost done with the back.

I have gotten some major help with this pattern from Ingrid on the knitting help forum. Here's the thread if you're interested in all of the ways that I messed up the cable section of this sweater. It really is not a hard pattern. It's just that every time I had to interpret an instruction on the chart I did it completely wrong.

But, now I'm cruising right along.

In other sweater news, I am planning on making the Dollar and a Half Cardigan by VĂ©ronik Avery from the Interweave Knits Spring 2007 issue. I ordered the elusive Reynolds Soft Linen yarn from Webs and it came in last week. Tomorrow I'm driving up to pick it up. Of course, I might get a few more things while I'm there. :)

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