Vogue sweater challenge from pattern duchess



When this year began (2016 I mean), I decided that this would be the year for something new. Something huge. Something that I haven’t done before.

First that came to mind was a sweater. I have knitted a sweater before but only according to the pattern. Knitting a sweater from point zero – that was something new, and huge, and something I haven’t done before.

Naturally my “go to” page for sweater courses was Craftsy. Did you know that they have 14 classes just for sweaters? I counted you know…

I had a hard time to choose from so many, but I narrowed my search. As you know I’m all about cables and lace, so it had to be this kind of class. Now I had 5  courses left.



Basically, I just chose the one that looked the best… this one:


Custom Cabled Pullovers

Now Mondays are my Vogue sweater challenge days.

Last time I showed off my finished front piece.  I was quite satisfied. It isn’t perfect though….

If you want to check out the challenge from the beginning then look here:

Now, this is where I’m at:

Knit cabled sweater back piece

I must say – I’m starting to lose my motivation. Not that it’s boring to knit this or it’s hard or it takes too much time… I just see so many beautiful projects and… well, I get distracted…

Right now I’m so happy that I made it a public event for me. I think I would be giving up at this point. Or putting it on hold at least.

As you can see, I won’t be using same pattern for the back piece as I did for front.

Knitting my cabled sweater

At first, I thought that these patterns are too different to compliment each other. Actually, they look nice together. Back side won’t compete with the front side and I know my sleeve pattern would tie it all together.

I know Carla (course instructor) doesn’t say that, but, as I knit, I’m watching and comparing my pieces like a hawk. Although I made my calculations and everything should be just fine, I still want to make sure that those two are almost the same (not the neck shaping but you get it…).

It won’t be nice if front piece has a shaping on waist and back piece shaping will start…I don’t know… on hips, for instant. I don’t want it to look weird on me 🙂

My goal for next time is to start with the arm shaping… We’ll see…

Now, tell me, what’s your biggest project at the moment?

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