August 5, 2007

The Next Project

Here's what the Rowanspun Aran and I have been up to lately:

Hello. We are cableicious.

Say hi to the Cabled Riding Jacket by Teva Durham. Cabley goodness and tweediness galore.

You probably can't tell from the picture, but the whole sweater is knitted in one piece up to the armholes. This makes for rather slow going, but there is the whole no side seams to sew up advantage. I'm concerned that it might be a little tricky to set in the sleeves this way, but I guess there's no point worrying about it until I get there.

I'm currently in the middle of the waist shaping, which is very cleverly achieved by doing a bit of decreasing in the filler stitches and then increasing the frequency of cabling to draw in the fabric. So far things are cruising along nicely but I've read up a bit about this sweater and it sounds like the next section (the bodice shaping) is where things get a little hairy. I've got the errata printed out and there are chocolate chip cookies in the freezer, so I should be ok. I hope. I'm sure you'll hear about it either way.