I know that there have been quite a few people knitting this recently, so here's mine:Pattern: Trellis
, from Spring 05 Knitty [18 mo size]Yarn:
Cotton-Ease in Pistachio, about 1.5 skeins. (bought 10 skeins on a whim [who buys ten skeins on a whim??] last summer, and have been looking for a project ever since. Since it took me so little yarn, I still have a pile. Ah, well.)Notes:
Mods I wish I had made? Done at least the body of the sweater in the round. Made slightly larger buttonholes (but I am sure they will stretch a little with use). I didn't kitchener the shoulders together (used a three needle bind off), and I sort of wish I had. Seaming was a bitch - I backstitched (I just didn't have the patience to do mattress stitching on reverse stockinette, and I know that's silly). I understand the need for seams for support in larger cabled sweaters and arans, but I felt the seams created a lot of extra bulk for this sweater.
As this is a present, I included a little extra yarn and the spare button with the sweater, just in case. I started it in about mid-April, and finished the knitting a few weeks ago. It's been waiting for its finishing touches since then. Over all, a quick knit, as I completed all of the pieces except for the back in the span of two weeks. Then I put it aside, as I do, and started other things. Like socks.
I love how the cables came out in this sweater, too - the seed stitch really makes the center cables stand out. It was an easy cable to memorize, a great portable project (as the individual pieces often fit in my purse). I cable without a cable needle, and think that made the sweater much easier - they are cable crosses on many of the right side rows.( Collapse )