Pattern: Bulky Cabled Sweaterby Glampyre
Yarn: HPY 6ply Merino in Velvet Grapes (5.5 hanks)
Needles: 8mm, 7mm, and 5.5mm Addi Turbos
Date Started: 1.05.05
Date Finished: 1.26.05
I’ve been wearing this all weekend and it feels great. It’s comfy, warm, and soft; basically everything I wanted out of it. Hell, I even got a few compliments while out, which is always a boost to the old ego (especially when they didn’t assume I made it). My new nifty sweater shaver was a must for this yarn and now I’ve gone a little crazy with it and started shaving every project or swatch I have laying around. Who knew it could be so addicting?
The bulky merino is one of those yarns that scares you after washing. The sweater looked like it grew by six inches while wet and I started to freak out until I remembered my swatch doing the same thing. As it dried, the merino sprung back to the right measurements. I still think I’ll reblock it and get a little more length out of the sleeves and maybe the body. Actually, the one thing I want to redo is the buttonhole band. I picked up the same number of stitches and placed the buttonholes as the pattern states, but I’m not feeling that bottom buttonhole. I think I’m going to reknit to space them out differently or at least add another one so I can close up the hem. Well, maybe I’ll just sew on another button and just use the stitches as the buttonhole.