The jumper of doom

I’m teaching myself to design Celtic knotwork,with a view to designing cable patterns. The pattern on the jumper ofdoom is my first proper, planned knotwork design, featuring a vaguelytriskell-shaped motif.

So I planned the jumper as a showcase for theknotwork. Purple, naturally. I’d picked up a big pile of discountedDebbie Bliss merino DK, which is gorgeously soft, and a great shade ofpurple. The jumper would be fitted, and designed for my measurements.Set-in sleeves based on the pattern from Ann Budd’s Handy Book ofSweater Patterns. Designed seam-free, because I hate sewing seams: knitin the round with the hems knit up into the fabric, the sleeves knittop-down with stitches picked up around the armholes, three-needle bindoffs, and attached i-cord. V-neck, with the cables continuing aroundthe neckline.

It worked perfectly. The finished jumperis everything I planned it to be. The cable panel looks great, it fitsme perfectly, and the construction worked exactly as I wanted it to.But it just doesn’t suit me. Fraxadvises that I put it away for a few months before frogging it, toemotionally disconnect, but frogging it will be. The same yarn, and thesame cable pattern, are going to be reincarnated as a cardigan.

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