Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nothing Says Spring Like a Heavy Wool Sweater

Vickie Sleeve 1

It's nice and sunny and warm today in the greater Seattle area, a very welcome change. A guy at a shoe store told me that it was the first time we've been above 70 degrees since October, and it's not hard to believe. I managed to get just enough porch time (the dogs were sprawled out catching rays there on and off all day) to photograph the Vickie Cardigan sleeve that I finished this week. The last time I showed you this sleeve, I realized that I'd made an error in the X-O cable that required some re-knitting, but otherwise it's been a pretty easy thing to knit. Note that right after typing that, I got up and re-checked the X-Os on the sleeve to make sure I hadn't made the same error.

The three patterns have different row repeats, but the cabling itself is pretty predictable. The diamonds move every right side row, and the X-Os move every fourth row--it's not hard to see when the cable happens. I tend to get into trouble with cables that move less frequently, I'll either cable two rows early or two rows late, or I'll think that I've cabled too early or too late.

Sleeve number two is now underway, and even though it's "hot" here, I think I'll still be able to work on it tonight. Until it's time to go out and rock, that is!


Lola and Ava said...

OOOh! Such a pretty blue and the pattern looks super-hard but oh, so lovely. Can't wait to see it all put together.

Cactusneedles said...

I like your sleeve! Great job!