Project : Sweater Project Cardigan. Project.

A few months back I started a variation on Brynne Sutton’s Samus Aran cardigan. I picked it up again recently because I’m getting embarrassed by the fact that I wear a machine-knit cardigan at work. It just won’t do, you know?

Unfortunately, the hem which I completed isn’t quite wide enough to fit my waist. And, because of the errors I made when starting that project, it wouldn’t be possible to adjust the length without making it way too long.

So, I started over, this time making a shorter cardigan so that it looks better with my kilt. I used a smaller cable, a 3×3 braid, in Lamb’s Pride Worsted. It’s looking good so far, I think.

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Putting the Sweater in Sweater Project irregularly for over five years! :-)

Update:
Oh, and because I promised Janna that I’d put it up here eventually – video demonstrating an Icelandic bind-off. Sorry for the poor quality, but I hope it gets the technique across.

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  1. Anne Says:

    I have that same problem – machine knit sweater at work *gasp!* a sweater from a *whisper* STORE. Partly because a) I leave it at work and don’t care if it disappears and b) because I’m too bored to knit a plain coloured sweater (black at the moment). The thing I’m most ashamed of though is that I tend to WEAR my machine knit *gasp* store bought sweaters rather than my handknit sweaters. Though this may be due to the fact that my completed handknit sweaters are all rather….heavy. As in worsted weight 100% wool (or bulky 80/20 acrylic/wool) and I would be likely to die of heat exhaustion in January wearing them inside the office…. oh well. I’ll take your sweater knitting as inspiration! I’ll try to knit my very own office sweater before the winter is through!

    How’s life otherwise? I miss the kilt. *pout*

  2. Anne Says:

    Darn slow internet – the picture finally loaded – pretties! Very nice cable there, I’m impressed!

  3. Aiferricorti Says:

    Hi!
    The first rule of a good computer engineer is “analysis before coding”. I think it’s the same with sweaters!
    Best Regards!

  4. Lee Says:

    I like your choice of braided cable. I’m working on something similar… it’s Avast, from Knitty http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall06/PATTavast.html
    This is in wool of the andes chocolate for my cousin, who lives in Atlanta. It’ll be a substitute for a coat for him there!

  5. Angie Says:

    I really like the way that sweater looks so far–can’t wait to see how it progresses!

  6. Liz Says:

    Nice sweater! This is Liz from the Harlot’s event, the one wearing the Venezia despite, you know, it was a bajillion degrees.

  7. Plum Texan Says:

    Fan-damn-tabulous to see you in Houston! Thanks for your many contributions to a very fun evening. Did you ever clear that frog in your throat? 😉