Sunday, November 25, 2007

Another sweater pattern - from 2 years back

So, here's a not-very-good-snap of one of my favorite patterns; I think it's handsome, if a bit dull. I did this one in 2004 and came up with the initial rough sketch while attending a meeting on the USA Patriot Act - that's why it's named for it, anyway. I really love the double Aran diamond pattern and tend to overuse it, but here I put in the time to set up the coordinated detailed ribbing and I think it worked out pretty well. I did this in Green Mountain Spinnery's Cotton Comfort in weathered green and it has really worn nicely.
Like all my charts, if you're interested in trying them out, they're all pretty much written for light worsted to worsted weight yarn - you could use anything from a wool blend to plain acrylic, I'm not sure 100% cotton would hold it's shape well against the weight of all the cables, but there's no reason not to try it - and I really like charts. But this one lacks full directions - it's just the chart (or about 2/3 of the chart) for the front and back, add whatever neck you like. You'd start with the center 1/3 plus for the sleeves and increase up to about 6/7's of the total width for the top of the sleeve. And that ribbing is supposed to be much longer than that, that's just to set the pattern. Anyway, if anyone wants to take a stab, I can write up better directions that that.
(My mom said that her mother, whom I never met, was a great cook, but never wrote anything down and did it all from her head. Apparently a cookbook was just "a good excuse for an arguement." I guess that's me with knitting patterns; I'm always flying by the seat of my pants.)
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  1. Hey, I think your comments are disabled. I wanted to post a comment on your most recent post, but there's no link to do so.