vogue sweater challenge - let's knit a cabled sweater

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 (on Monday) I showed you my progress and I had finished 1/3 of the sleeves. I hoped that I was finished with it by today. Well… yeah…that didn’t work out for me…

Why? Because I’m weak…. (imagine me saying it with whining voice…). I got distracted with ….

I’m gonna show it to you tomorrow 🙂

But here’s the sweater… sleeves at least…

Vogue sweater challenge - progress of sweater sleeves

I tried to hold down the edges for you…

Knitting my cabled sweater sleeves

It didn’t work out so I pined it down… I’m stubborn… if I want it down then it must be down… 🙂

Progress of my first jumper

I know that it’s too early to make conclusions, but I can’t help to think what I’d do differently next time.

I would change the filler stitch next time. It’s drop dead boring to knit it. No excitement what so ever… (if you don’t know what the filler stitch is then it’s the stitch that surrounds your main pattern).

Goal for next time – finish it. FINISH IT. FINISH IT!!!!!

I’m almost done and summer is coming before I get it done. That’s embarrassing… I started this sweater at the same time as my Granny and guess what – she has finished a sweater, made another one, knitted countless number of mittens and gloves (WITH COLORFUL PATTERN) and she’s about to finish a lace hat that she made for her…

I have to finish this sweater…

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6 thoughts on “Vogue sweater challenge – sleeves 2

  • 21. March 2016 at 15:05
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    Hi, Its coming on great. I did wonder at your choice of ‘filler’ I usually use moss stitch(seed stitch) or a double moss stitch. But then I do have a silly aversion to the purl side out. I’m trying to get over it but still rarely use it. I only use it for a few stitches between the cables. If its included in a pattern stitch then it can be effective but I don’t like a whole garment done in just knit every stitch. The americans seem to use it a lot but to me it just looks wrong side out.

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    • 21. March 2016 at 16:41
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      I don’t know what came on to me when I chose this for filler… I really don’t know 😀

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  • 21. March 2016 at 15:35
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    Just think, it will be absolutely beautiful when it is finished. Even the parts are exquisite in my opinion. I’m not ready for this pattern, but….one of these days.

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    • 21. March 2016 at 16:43
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      Yes, it will be…. I’m always like this with big projects – there are so many patterns I want to try and more then many that want to come out of me… I don’t know what to do with myself 😀

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  • 21. March 2016 at 19:36
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    It’s coming out amazingly beautiful and the color is great!

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    • 21. March 2016 at 19:44
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      Thanks Nilda 🙂 Color is truly fantastic, I agree 🙂

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