continuing with the pile

turbulance pullover
pattern: turbulence u-neck pullover, knitting nature
yarn: laines du nord cashsilk, cranberry (12), 20 balls
needles: 4mm and 3.5mm circs
date started: 07.20.08
date finished: 11.14.08

I’m not sure why I only mentioned this sweater once before on this blog, but it was most likely because it was really quick to knit until it just sat there for months waiting to be seamed. I was so mad at myself for letting this one linger; when I tried it on after seaming I immediately fell in love and didn’t take it off.

Turbulence U-neck Pullover
this pattern is pretty straight forward as is, leaving some room for mods. I used a tubular cast on for the hems, lengthened the body a couple of inches, and, the best mod, used short row bust shaping. the sweater in the book is short and boxy so these mods were key. I think my version has somewhere between 0-1″ of ease around the bust, so even without waist shaping I don’t feel like it’s overly boxy.

tubular cast on
the yarn? gorgeous, though hard to photograph. even though this is a similar blend to silkroad ultra, cashsilk hasn’t pilled horribly yet. the sweater pieces have been thrown in my book bag, moved around the apartment, and pretty much manhandled. all I can see is a nice, clean halo forming, most likely from the cashmere. I’m going to chalk this up partially to luck and to the different plying.
this “finishing” thing is great, I have a new sweater to wear for thanksgiving dinner.

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  • knithoundbrooklyn November 26, 2008 at 10:44 am

    Yours is so nice. Mine is still in pieces in a Zip Lock bag. Humiliating.

  • Emma in France November 26, 2008 at 10:48 am

    It looks great! I think I have it in my queue, I’ll definitely knit it now I’ve seen it on you. I like the mods you made, must remember those.
    That said, I’m not knitting any sweaters at the moment because I’m pregnant. Cardigans will be more flexible for a while.

  • Diana November 26, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I am loving this trip through your finished sweater pile. this one is gorgeous, great details and mods.

  • Wanett November 26, 2008 at 11:57 am

    You look great in it! You’re inspiring me to go finish the sleeves on 2 of my wip. Is this yarn similar to cashsoft dk? It looks very close.

  • texasdawn November 26, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I am so glad to hear this yarn wears well since I just started the Ramona sweater in it. The yarn seems to be the same as Sublime and the ladies at the LYS agreed. What are your thoughts since both were used in Sensual Knits?

  • Stephanie November 26, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Oooh, cute! I love the color and the style is very flattering. I need to remember to incorporate bust shaping in my knits – I think I would be generally happier with the fit.

  • Siga November 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    This yarn looks yummie! And the fit is great – so smart of you to do the short row shaping!

  • danielle November 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I love your version! The cashsilk really makes the cables pop out and the whole sweater look more sumptuous than the one in the book.
    Also your sweater finishing has inspired me to reclaim one of my older sweaters by altering it to look better on me. And I’m determined to finish up a sweater that’s been slogging along; I only have a half a sleeve left to do, but the fingering weight yarn is sort of sucking the life out of me. Thank you for inspiring me to get things done!
    Your sweater pile is scrummy looking. 🙂

  • tiennie November 26, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    I love this. You make me want to knit sweaters for myself. I don’t too much b/c I can never get them to fit properly.

  • Alli November 26, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    I love this one! I really enjoy seeing this sweater on real people, the neckline seems to be really unique and flattering!

  • Teyani November 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    oh so stunning!

  • Wanda November 26, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Hmm, I like how it turned out. That is one of my faves from Norah Gaughan’s book.

  • mai November 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    wow your sweater is gorgeous! the fit couldn’t be more perfect. i love it so much more than the original version – the boxiness really turned me off, but i love yours. congrats!