Purple Belle
October 29, 2013
November 23, 2013

Purple Belle

Project info
Cable & Seed Stitch Jacket by Debbie Bliss
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Garnstudio DROPS Lima
31 yards in stash
14.68 skeins = 1438.6 yards (1315.5 meters), 734 grams
Lankatalo Tapion kauppa
October 22, 2013

This is beautiful cardigan but I think that it will need little modification.

October 29th: I started to knit left sleeve.
October 31st: I decided to do little shoulder shapings so that cardigan will fit me better.
November 1st: I had to little think how I will get good fit for the sleeve. But then I got good idea how to do that. Or at least I think so. I hope that it will work.
November 3rd: I finished left sleeve/yoke and started right.
November 10th: I finished right sleeve/yoke and started to knit peplum.
November 11th: There is a mistake in Finnish pattern! There isn’t first cable turn in big cable pattern. And I had knitted so many rows before I noticed that it isn’t looking good. I had to fix it somehow.
November 18th: I finished peplum and blocked it. I’m little worried will I have enough yarn.
November 23rd: I finished cardigan just before Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

I like this cardigan very much. I was little surprised how well my modifications worked. Cardigan fits me perfectly.


  • I started increasing at sleeve after I had knitted 23 rows. I increased every 12th row 6 times and every 8th rows 2 times (= 82 s).
  • I started shoulder shapings after I had knitted 17 rows after last increasings. I used short rows: First I left 5 s in both sides, then 2 x 2 s and then 6 x 1 s.
  • I wanted little longer cardigan than in the pattern and I had less stitches in the sleeve, so I casted on 40 stitch for the yoke. I used provisional cast on so I don’t need to sew seam later. I made some shapings to the body part so that I will get proper set in sleeve: First I worked 2 s after seed stitch pattern, cable, 31 s after seed stitch pattern and then purled two together (I decreased first sleeve s). Then I turned and worked after pattern 40 s. I repeated these two rows together 5 times. After last decreasing I took next sleeve s to work. Then I knitted 4 rows after pattern so that I took every 2nd row one sleeve s more to work. After that I worked after pattern to the second edge of the sleeve. I knitted the second side of the body part similarly = 152 s.
  • I didn’t like collar of the pattern so I made cable collar: I casted on 6 s and knitted after cable pattern until length was right. I also made short rows at the edges of the neck.
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  • Originally queued: February 13, 2012
  • Project created: October 29, 2013
  • Updated: November 24, 2013
  • Progress updates: 11 updates