Monday, December 31, 2007

Tangled Yoke Cardigan

Completed: December 2007

Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Interweave Knits, Fall 2007

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool #419 (65% wool 35% silk), 6 skeins

Notes: I really enjoyed knitting this pattern, especially the cable. As I mentioned previously, I did add on a bit of length to both the body and the sleeves, and I'm glad I did. One thing I should mention about this cardigan is that you have to really pay attention when you are blocking it. The first time I blocked it, I had the neck splayed too wide, so when I wore it--disaster! It hung miserably on my body and I was so disappointed in the fit that the cardigan languished in my project basket for nearly 2 months. I was going to take a picture to show you, but then a light bulb turned on and I figured I'd better try blocking it again. This time, I did it right, and now I'm so pleased with this cardigan...

except for the gaping buttons. If you have suggestions to help remedy this one or to help prevent this in the future, please let me know! In the meantime, I'm wearing it unbuttoned or partially buttoned and still love it.


Susie Cupcakes said...

Oooh, I love that. I'm so glad you re-blocked instead of frogging!

stephanie said...

Your TY is stunning! Even the buttons are gorgeous! I commend your patience. I have coveted this for a while now, but have never knit a garment that large in such a small gauge. Great job!

zees5 said...

This is beautiful. Gaping between buttons is a problem on snug fitting knits so what you need to do is either put buttons at closer intervals (I have a really cute ready to wear cardigan like that) or you can put snaps between your buttons so that the extra closures are hidden.

I WISH I had that issue. I love your cardigan. Very nice and extremely well done!