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A second attempt at a first sweater

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You may remember the last incarnation of this yarn. It was supposed to be my first first cardigan, a pattern called Tea Leaves that hundreds of Ravelers have made with success. After putting it into hibernation, I took it back out and brought it to my knitting group in Stamford for an honest critique. The verdict was what I had thought it would be: It looked a little too big. The pattern itself is very drape-y and hangs off the shoulders of many who have knitted it. It looks fine on them, but it probably wasn’t going to be the most flattering look for a tiny person like me. So, I ripped it out — I actually wasn’t that sad about it — and set out to make a cabled cardigan by Wendy Bernard.

Since it’s top-down, I’ve tried it on a couple of times, and it’s looking good! The only challenging part is figuring out where to start increasing to accommodate my hips. The pattern has waist decreases, but turns out more cropped than I want it, so I am making it slightly longer.

When I first saw the yarn, Madelinetosh DK in Lepidoptera, I knew I had to finally make a sweater for myself. I’m glad it’s finally being put to use in something that I am going to be happy with.

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Lisa Chamoff

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