Monday, March 1, 2010
After a flurry of knitting and weaving in a bajillion ends, my Helleborus Yoke is finished in time for me to claim a gold medal.
Pattern: Helleborus Yoke by Mathew Gnagy
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool; col 8010; 2 skeins (250g; 478 yds per skein)
Needles: 5.5mm & 5mm Addi circs
Mods: I made a lot of them. I'll just highlight the big ones...
- knit extra rows in the yoke for a larger sleeve diameter
- knit garter sleeve cuff in the round (instead of rib) to match button bands & hem
- knit the body in one piece rather than casting off at sides & seaming
- knit the collar & attached it to the body at the same time
- centered the button holes on the band
Post Knit Analysis
- I knit the second size which gives me absolutely no ease. The next size up is way too big for me.
- Cascade Eco wool is awesome!!!! Great yardage for the price. It's very soft and the cables really pop.
- I have a huge button collection but ended up buying 7 Mission Falls B10 buttons.
- The sweater needs a good wash and block because my stitch gauge is way out which is why it looks a bit short. I'm hoping the block will also fix the pulling at the top of the yoke and open up the yoke section.
I'm going to wear this sweater a lot. I find my Mondo Cable Cardi a bit too warm to wear everyday. Although, the Eco wool is thicker, the sleeves are short so it's almost like wearing a vest and perfect for when I need just a little extra warmth.