Helleborus Yoke Cardigan

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Olympic sweater is finally finished!

I ripped out the bottom edging last weekend and reknit it with a larger needle size to eliminate the 80's-esque gathering on the bottom. Then I tackled the collar on Wednesday night and made lots of adjustments to get it to fit my neckline correctly. You can read about my adjustments to the pattern in ravelry if you're interested (craftr's Helleborus Yoke).

I finished up the buttonbands and attached the buttons on Thursday night. The sweater hasn't been blocked yet, but that's not stopping me from wearing it! The cabling pattern is gorgeous and I love the thick and nubbly feeling of the moss stitch throughout the sweater. I was really intrigued with the side to side knitting construction with this pattern and it was fun to try a new construction technique for this.

The Universal Yarn Classic Chunky Tweed yarn was great to work with, but I did find 1 knot in one of the seven balls that I used. It's an acrylic and wool blend that is mostly acrylic, but it has a nice give to it and all of the tweedy chunks give some nice texture to the sweater.

Helleborus Yoke Cardigan
Here are the details:
Pattern: Helleborus Yoke from Knitscene Winter 2010
Yarn: Universal Yarn Classic Chunky Tweed Burgundy, 6.5 balls
Needles: 9 and 10.5
Started February 13 and finished March 11 (with a brief hiatus in between)

Ravelry link: craftr's Helleborus Yoke
Helleborus Yoke Cardigan
PS...yes, these photos are extremely cheesy but they crack Jon up so I'm keeping them :)

19 comments

  1. beautious! I love the sweater!
    And where are these silly (and really cool) pics taken?!

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  2. I don't think it's cheesy. Were these shots taken in Canada? Your sweater looks fabulous! Great job on it.

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  3. Ooh that turned out great! I love cables on a sweater. Hooray for perseverance! :)

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  4. love the sweater! love the picture too!

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  5. Your sweater looks great! I'm curious to where you are? You look like you're up pretty high.

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  6. The sweater looks great! And I love sweaters or afghans with tweedy bits. Nice combination of words there. And like Stephanie asked....Where are you?

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  7. Well good for you - that turned out beautifully!

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  8. Beautiful! How nice to have another finished sweater. Love the tweed.

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  9. The sweater looks absolutely fantastic! Kudos to you for making the mods necessary for the sweater to work for you. YAY!

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  10. Turned out great!! Hellexciting, not helleboring.
    That colour is really nice on you, by the way...

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  11. your sweater looks great! it looks like all of your reworking paid off. it makes me wish i had that patience for knitting.

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  12. Looks great on you! and that you can modify a pattern to fit you perfectly...great skill!

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  13. I just love this! Absolutely stunning. I'm sorry you had to frog a bit to get it the way you wanted but I'm glad that you are happy with it. Better to fix it and love it than leave it and never wear it, right. One day, I might get up the courage to attempt to make a sweater.

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