Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Frog Clasps

Finally, the cardigan is finished! Lots of little details that you really can't see in any of these pictures....being the model and the photographer is not one of the easiest things I have ever done!

This cardigan is started in the middle and then worked up and down until done. The sleeves have cables for cuffs that are knit going in one direction and then a simple "lace" and cable detail up the centers, the bodice has waist and bust shaping along with a fairly deep V-neck and the skirt has rows of eyelets to stop the Yak/Mohair/Silk/Merino yarn from becoming unbearably hot.
Each front started with a half cable detail, cut the one above straight down the middle and you will get the idea!

Button Bands, can you call them button bands when there are no buttons on them, start with five ridges of twisted garter followed by three of regular garter stitch to give them stability while still being stretchy.

I still need a clasp for the waist, somewhere I saw a picture of one that inspired the cable details! Now I just have to find it again.

Stats: Frog Clasp Cable Cardigan
Yarn: Colourmart 2/9 Yak/Mohair/Silk/Merino blend. I used most of two cones, including swatching and one additional sleeve that was too tight. (I haven't frogged that yet, it will store just as well flat as wound)
US Needles sizes 2 and 4
Started May 21st, 2010 and blocked June 15th,2010.

I have charted all of the cables and scribbled notes for the cardigan shaping, who knows maybe one day they will turn into a "for real" pattern!



Amanda said...

That is very impressive. You have done a beautiful job. Such a clever girl!

Ruth said...