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.

Before I’ll show you my progress, little explanation is needed.

You may noticed that I was gone. Well, 2 weeks and 2 days I had to be away. I counted…

To excuse myself – I got flu and I was in bed all this time (actually, I was sick half of February – pitiful – half of the month wasted…). OK, last 5 days I had a strength to start moving again. But I didn’t knit and I didn’t write and I didn’t do anything.

Feeling of “not wanting to do” was so huge that it scared me. But now everything is back to normal – I want to do everything right away and my normal curiosity is back so… 🙂

My fancy schedule and my beautiful blog plan flew out the window though… That’s why they tell me that I should have month worth of posts made up front…

I did get a lecture from my grandmother who (very gladly, I must say) took advantage of my inability to run. “If you don’t take free days to rest then life will put you on unsolicited holiday” was a moral of her story.

Only longer… And far more detailed… With the “I told you so”…

Ah, she maybe right after all…

So, by now I think I have managed to answer all the emails I got. If I didn’t write you back then send me another one – I may have lost it.

“How on earth could you lose an email?” you may be asking. Well, it’s easy. You think you’re super smart and strong, but you have a high fever and instead of putting the email on it’s rightful folder, you just delete it…

If you had some problems or you didn’t get an email with password or you had some questions… – I’m back and ready to solve everything, so write me again 🙂

Now the sweater.

To recap – last time I had finished my main body parts and I even seamed those. I wanted to try it on you know… I was so scared that they won’t fit together (everything was fine).

I started with my sleeves yesterday and I’m about 1/3 on the way. I’m so satisfied… And so ready to start with something new 😀

knitting sweater sleeves with cables

As you can see I knit two sleeves together. I know people suggest using circulars, but I just don’t want to. I hate circulars…

My goal is to finish my sweater by next Monday so I can show you my outcome and move on. It’s fishy though – my teenager got some virus AGAIN and my other one will soon be sick too. It’s a law – they can’t be sick together but one at the time… :/ As my daughter nicely said: “You’ll get bored otherwise” . Isn’t that nice 🙂

Little behind the scenes pic too – let me introduce you to my supervisor:

behind the scenes aka boss of Pattern Duchess


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