January 26, 2009

The Forcast Is: Finally Finished!

Filed under: Knitting — maryparadox @ 11:46 pm
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I started knitting a sweater called Forcast a couple of months ago as an “easy” cardigan where I could “just follow the pattern”. Oi! Little did I know how wrong I would be — if only the name had not been a misnomer! Many things contributed to this being a tedious knit — using the wrong gauge of yarn, knowing ahead of time that the pattern needed to be modified in vaguely documented ways, being a perfectionist, already knowing that this authors patterns do not tend to fit my body type… In the end it is still not perfect, but I think I can live with what I have. It doesn’t fit the nitch in my wardrobe I was hoping for, but hopefully I’ll find other outfits to pair it with.

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The main problems still existing are that it doesn’t show off my curves as well as I would like; the length keeps stretching in the body; the bobbles on the shoulders make me look even broader; and the sleeves aren’t dense enough, so they tend to stretch and look holey. Good points are that it is made out of merino-cashmere so is incredibly soft and warm, and I got to use some of the copious buttons that I made in ceramics class! (Also, check out the cool knee-high sock garters that I bought to go with my other Christmas presents from Santa!)


I even made at silly looking hat out of the leftover yarn.

If you want the millions of details (and the pattern I finally ended up following) check out my page on ravelry — my username is marypardox.


1 Comment »

  1. Very cute!

    Comment by Emilee — January 27, 2009 @ 2:58 am

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