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After a vew attempts at a textured sweater using some of Vanna’s Choice yarn, I scrapped my half-done project and picked up a Vogue Pattern I had gotten in an online sale. I started it in the summer, and have been working on it a little every night while watching The Wire. In the intervening months I have since moved on to Say Yes to the Dress and Intervention (great, now a good knitting habit is turning in to a bad TV habit). After I finished the front pocket, I was wishing that I had some different colors to mix it up, so I popped in to Jo-Anne’s to pick up some more Vanna in Dusty Blue and Silver Grey. Now it actually turned out a lot like the pattern picture.
Vogue patterns are often made for very small gauged yarn, and I like mine to knit up a little quicker. After knitting a test swatch, I recalculated the pattern as I went using 95 stitches to cast on compared to Vogue’s 143, and this became the basis for my conversions. The neck is a little long and the sleeves and sleeve caps needed to be made longer, but nothing a little patience couldn’t solve. And with a year to do it, patience was what I had. Of course—don’t be fooled—a more dedicated knitter will knit this up in no time.
Vanna’s Choice in Taupe (Color A), Dusty Blue (B), and Silver Grey ©
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