Monday, September 17, 2007

All Tangled Up

Yes, I'm still here, and I'm still knitting. It's taking a long time for things to settle down after my move, so I haven't been able to keep up with things as well as I'd like. I did finish 2 scarves for Christmas presents, but I'll show you those another day. I'm currently working on the Tangled Yoke Cardigan from the current issue of Interweave. I loved this design from the moment I saw it, and so when my Summer Stashout was done, I ran right out and got the materials.

I'm using Elsebeth Lavold Silk Wool in color #48, a sort of an olive gray. I had intended to use the recommended Rowan Tweed, but my LYS didn't have the color I wanted, so the saleslady suggested this yarn instead. Great choice on her part! I love the drape and the color, and it's about $2/skein cheaper than the Rowan. It's not exactly a tweed, but there is some great nubbiness and texture that I think work well for this design.

I've finished the bottom part. I think there was an error in the row count that the pattern specified, but I haven't had time to look around to see if others found that too or if I misinterpreted something. Also, I wish I had remembered that the original design had called for a lovely detail above the garter rib; I would have loved to have tried incorporating something like that. The only thing I'm not really sure about so far is the reverse stockinette seam stitch. We'll just have to see. I am ready to cast on for the sleeves and am going to try this great tutorial for using magic loop to do both sleeves at once.


  1. Awesome pick! It will be wonderful in the Silky Wool - that's a great choice.

  2. Ooo, that'll be beautiful! I'll have to check out knitting 2 sleeves at once using the magic loop method...

  3. What wonderful combinations! I like that pattern too, and both olive and gray are among my faves! Can't wait to see more of it!