Aran Long Cardigan

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Yarn: Jaeger Trinity silk-cotton-nylon
Henry’s Attic Soie Naturelle Petite silk
Gauge: Stockinette 4.5st=1in, 6.5r=1in
Status: Upper body down to first buttonhole

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Feb 1 2009

Digital photography is a miserable thing. I have yet to figure out the ideal combination of shutter speed and aperature to bring out the shadows of white-on-white cables. Lighting has something to do with it, too. Someday I should take a class and really learn this stuff.

I worked the first buttonhole and I’m happy with how it turned out. Now I just have to figure out how far apart to make the buttonholes. I’m kind of playing it by ear.

Oct 11 2008

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This is coming along nicely, I’m happy to say. Much faster knitting than the last major project. And such a pleasure. No complaints, it’s just moving along smoothly. At least this time I won’t have to wait over a year to enjoy the results.

The upper back is done and I’ve moved around to the front. This involves an interesting turn of the corner, as the edging progresses from across the back and across the shoulder strap, to line up with the front.

Sep 27 2008

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I am so happy to begin this project, a re-creation of the sweater the dry cleaners ruined. I’ve had the yarn for nearly 1-1/2 years, but first I had to finish the interminable Craftsman Jacket.

I’ve learned a few lessons along the way. I measured my gauge before and after washing the swatch. The horizontal gauge remained consistent, but the swatch shrunk just a tad in the vertical. Only 1/2 row per inch, but that’s enough to make a difference over several inches.

The original was the first sweater I had made without a cast-on edge.

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