Frieda SweaterPosted: November 19, 2005
First, I would like to thank you for your kind and encouraging comments about my Kepler Sweater! Right now I think I will put it aside for awhile and re-visit it later when I’m less frustrated with the project.
In other sweater news…I am happy to report that the Frieda Sweater from Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk is going well! I finished the back last week and am currently working on the front.
I love watching the cable pattern develop! This is my first project that involves shaping while knitting a pattern (i.e. not stockinette), so initially I had difficulty understanding the instructions. Being a visual learner, I ended up making tables to map out the increases and decreases by row. That helped me immensely. I also had an “a-ha!” moment when I discovered that I misread the pattern. I thought it said that the 4th and 11th rows make up the cable pattern. I was really confused by this for a minute before I realized that it actually read “the 4th to 11th rows form the cable pattern.” Ah. One word makes a huge difference, doesn’t it? It’s not quite turtleneck-sweater-weather here yet (still had 70-degree weather this past week), but I hope to finish it in time for winter.