Monday, April 13, 2009

FO: Backward Cabled Pullover

* Doing my best impression of the dramatic model pose

* Sleeve detail

* Side. (Forgive the bad hair day.)

* Back

* Collar detail. Goes perfectly with my new necklace!

* Freshly blocked on my beloved blocking board

Pattern: Backward Cabled Pullover from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Karabella Margrite in Plum, Colorway: #24
Size: XS
Amount: ~5.5 balls
Needles: US 7 and 6
Mods: Increased armholes by 2 stitches each. (In hind sight, it was unnecessary as there seems to be too much ease under the arms.) Placed scoop frontwards. Added a couple rows before beginning the waist shaping. Lengthened sleeves to 3/4 length. After all the sleeve decreases, kept working even at 44 stitches around until desired length was acquired. Lengthened ribbing at the hem.

This yarn was really scrumptious and felt decadent running through your fingers. It was also the recommended yarn for the pattern too. I rarely use the recommended yarn for a pattern as the size XS-S alone for this pattern would run you at least $100, but I had 3 balls gifted upon me for Christmas. Therefore, I went and bought the other 3 from my LYS. Therefore, my sleeves are made from different dye lots than the body, but I don't think it's very noticeable.

In conclusion, I really love this FO. It feels really light and drapey, yet still very warm. I was surprised by how much it bloomed in the wash and for a while, I was afraid it would come out too long. But it came out to the perfect length for me in the end. :-)


Yarnhog said...

Saw this on Ravelry--gorgeous! I'm also loving Ingenue. You seem to like all the same patterns I do.

Re your question about shawl patterns, how about this one:

I really like it; I'm considering using some of my dk weight handspun for it, since the yarn is a little too lumpy for lace.

Klement said...

oh how perfect ! it fits you just nicely!

thanks also for popping by my blog- just to answer your question, the yarn i'm using for the Millefiori Cardi is Bendigo Cotton 8 ply in Damask Rose. Im not too sure about the colour, but i'm trying to destash! hehe.

Eilene said...

This looks gorgeous on you!!! Beautiful job! :-)

Philigry said...

love this one. it looks great on that tiny figure of yours! can't wait to see what is next.

Jasmine's Mommy said...

This came out so nice. I love the long sleeves. I'm adding this to my "to do" list. Your projects are all so beautiful!

Sway Knits said...

Look at you and your gorgeous sweater! I love the dusky purple; it's so flattering on you. :-)

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