August 2, 2009

FO – Tangled Yoke

Filed under:Finished Objects,News!,Summer Sweater Sprint — Aileen @ 13:36

This one is almost a year old! I just never got around to taking photos of it.

Pattern: Tangled Yoke by Eunny Jang, from Interweave Knits Magazine.

Yarn: Felted Tweed by Rowan, about 8 balls.

Needles: 3.5mm. This is a funny one. If I recall correctly, 3.5mm is in or around the needle size called for. However, I needed to go down to a 3mm to get gauge… but I didn’t want to get gauge! This is because the pattern doesn’t accommodate a 36″ size. I did some sums and figured that if I knit the 34″ size with the bigger needle, I would fall somewhere between the 34″ and 38″ size. It worked!

Modifications: Apart from what I’ve detailed above, I made the body and sleeves a good deal longer. I had to reknit the button band twice or three times – I’m still not 100% happy with how it lies but it’s ok most of time. I also knit the body and sleeves in the round.

The pattern is a little convoluted in parts but overall was not too bad to follow. I don’t like how there isn’t a medium 36″ size but if you’re willing to put in a bit of work before you start, you can overcome that problem. The best part about the whole design is the marriage of a concept with the perfect yarn. It can be difficult to work with tweedy yarn if you don’t want to just knit a plain sweater. Anyway, this has become a firm favourite of mine.

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3 Comments »

  1. Beautiful – it does suit the pattern really well.

    Comment by kneehigh — August 2, 2009 @ 23:52

  2. Oooh…..that’s really nice. Just the right amount of patterning. Love the colour.

    Comment by Linda — August 3, 2009 @ 08:23

  3. Maybe it’s the color, but this one looks so “Irish”! :-) [Reminds me of the two times I visited Donegal – a long, long time ago.]

    Comment by Jakkimitch — August 6, 2009 @ 02:38

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