Thursday, April 5, 2007

Cabaret Raglan

I had my eye on this pattern for awhile but did not know how to substitute yarn. Then I saw Bron's version. Sold! I had some LB Cotton-Ease in the stash but was not ready for the lace chart. Things were put on hold.

Fast forward to March 2007 and I saw this on the Interweave KAL. I was ready to bite the bullet with the lace charts. For a pretty straightforward pattern, I still manage to rip/re-knit the lace part 3 times.

Cabaret Raglan
Pattern: Interweave Knits, Summer 2004
Yarn: 4 skeins Lion Cotton-Ease in Icy Blue
Needles: Addi Circulars in US #7 and 8
(03/09/07 - 04/03/07)

Modifications: Added shaping - I started with the size 40 1/2 to fit my caboose then narrowed for the waist and increased back to a size 36 1/2. The instructions have you knitting the neckline flat but once I picked up all those stitches, I did it in the round.

Techniques Learned: Deciphering lace chart. It helps to enlarge the charts!

If I make this again, I will do the entire sweater in the round (ala Hourglass).

Here's a photo of the culprit gnawing on my arm during the photoshoot:


Anonymous said...

Followed you over from IK KAL and I'm glad I did b/c I got to see a picture of the sweater on you! Looks fantastic! Great job.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! That's really lovely! It makes me think seriously about making one for myself.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! That Ice Clue CE really shows off the lace. :)

We'll have to get together someday & wear our *almost* matching sweaters!

Ginnie said...

Very nice--it looks like a perfect fit!

Liz said...

Wow, that sweater is so flattering! Great job!

Bonnie O. said...

Beautiful! Looks great on you, too.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lace!

Knitcrazy said...

Your sweater looks GREAT !!!!

Unknown said...

it looks cotton ease! yum!


Cecilia said...

Wow, your sweater is gorgeous! The lace really is lovely, and the waist shaping looks great too.

Lara said...

It looks fabulous! The color is not only great but the fit is perfect! Love it.