Spinnaker
Finished
October 15, 2014
December 10, 2014

Spinnaker

Project info
Spinnaker by Veronik Avery
Knitting
SweaterPullover
Me
45
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
SMC Select Highland Alpaca Fino
10 skeins = 2734.0 yards (2500.0 meters), 500 grams
Purple
Mezgimo zona in Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis
Notes

The first thing that caught my eye were those spine bone unframed cables. Then there were bobbles - a lot of them! Love it, love it, love it.

Yarn held doubled and used to the very end, so yarn length was 1250 m (pattern called for 1575 m for my size - I think that’s too much). Made 45 size for my 40 size bust to have a little bit of a positive ease.

Modifications:

  1. Easier bobbles. Changed 4 st cluster to 3 st: Row 3: Knit 1 into stitch 2 rows below next stitch on L needle; knit next stitch, knit 1 into same stitch 2 rows below. Row 4: Purl 3 stitches Row 5: K3tog (Knit 3 stitches together with the center st on top). Looks way way better - like small flower buds (8th, 11th pictures).
  2. Simple rounded neck. The original pattern neck for me was unnecessary too complicated (9th, 10th, 12th pictures).
  3. Accentuated wavy bottom rib. After the rib was finished made 2 st decreases under every cable section and 3 st increases under every bobble section. That little tweak let the fabric curve more and in the way I wanted (11th, 12th pictures).
  4. To avoid bobble felting in the underarm stop knitting bobbles high in the sleeve near the seam line.
  5. Sleeves made narrower in the beginning and started sleeve shaping increases earlier.

My tip:
If you want that beautiful cables and bobbles be exposed and visible, choose yarn in light color. Dark color will hide everything.

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50% Alpaca, 50% Wool
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  • Originally queued: September 9, 2014
  • Project created: December 5, 2014
  • Finished: December 10, 2014
  • Updated: February 14, 2015