View Full Version : Eris V Neck Sweater.

11-17-2005, 01:51 AM
I just found and fell in love with this sweater.
If anyone wants to join me as a KAL, you are more then welcome to :)
This is my first attempt at charted cable design.
Here's the link if your interested.
I won't be starting it till near xmas of early Jan.

Iam also going to knit the celtic hat as well.



11-17-2005, 03:46 AM
i just ordered this and the Rogue Hoodie patterns and the yarn. as soon as my yarn comes in I am going to attempt them. :happydance:

11-17-2005, 10:48 AM
Hi April :)

I just picked out the yarn also, Iam hoping to use a broze one that Maryann is selling on the swap/sell page.

Iam excited about knitting it, but a little nervous about the cables. I may have to write the chart into word instructions, with it being my first time knitting with a cable chart.

What one are you knitting first :)
I liked the rogue one but , the bottom hem of the eris was absolutely beautiful :heart:

11-17-2005, 01:34 PM
I have knitted the celtic cap, I love it!
And the Rogue... and I have bought the pattern for Eris, but have not started yet. Maybe next year.

11-17-2005, 04:26 PM
I think I will start the Rogue first because it is for my daughter. I may start both at the same time and just switch off. I will probably have to write out the cable chart also. I have never worked from a chart and it looks a bit scary. Good luck. Can't wait for the yarn to come in!

11-17-2005, 04:47 PM
I have knitted the celtic cap, I love it!
And the Rogue... and I have bought the pattern for Eris, but have not started yet. Maybe next year.

I thought the cap was wonderful, I have a hank of a pale green wool, that I used to knit a sweater and had left over. Iam going to try it in that.

Doing the baby steps with this one, the chart is a bit scary and 14 pages for the hat pattern whoa ...:)

11-17-2005, 04:51 PM
I have to tell that I am not very used to knit from english patterns, I sometimes find it a bit difficult in a foreign language.
Both the celtic cap and the Rogue was so easy to understand and knit. Side up and side down... many pages, but that is because she tells you how to do it, very detailed.

01-06-2007, 11:09 AM
I thought I would try and ressurect Eris. I got Knit Picks Telemark in Grey Wolf. It knits up really nice so far and gives me almost perfect guage. Who can beat the price :).

If anyone is interested, I just started the neck, Iam doing the cardigan, I started it last night, about 1/2 way around I realized I missed a cable and it was really noticable so I had to frog back.

So if anyone wants to share ideas, and work along :)

Join In.

Mama Bear
01-07-2007, 08:25 AM
I want to make this for my daughter's birthday. I don't need to finish by then, simply have the yarn for it and the neck done so I can give her that and then fit it as I go... but I just can't seem to decide on the yarn I want!

I was hoping to check out different yarns people used on the yahoo knit-along that was done for this, but the group is GONE! :(

Mama Bear

01-07-2007, 09:55 AM
OMG that sweater is gorgeous! I wish I knew how to knit cables and I'd join in the fun. Maybe I'll order the pattern to just keep around until I master cables. :aww:

01-07-2007, 10:18 AM
Hi MamaBear

I used Knit picks telemark and it knits pretty much to guage and so far it looks nice and is really soft. Iam a little nervous as I have never blocked a sweater before so that will be all new to me.

Don't worry about the cables, they are really easy to understand, and even the more complicated ones, they provide a easier one to do that looks similar to the suggested one but more for beginners.

So far Iam almost done the front left collar cables.
I have never knitted a sweater where it is knitted off of a beginning collar.

I really had to read the pattern carefully first and remove all pages not needed as it can get confusing at times.

Anyhow so far so good, I will post a pic as soon as the collar is done.


01-15-2007, 10:53 PM
Love the pattern--had to have :teehee:

I just downloaded! OMG 40 pages of print! That's a little scary----Oh well, one step at a time! Can't decide cardigan or pullover :shrug: I think I might do both--if it isn't tooooo difficult.

Now to decide the yarn :?? I do have enough Cascade 220 on hand to make either but don't know if that is what I should be doing it in. Such decisions!

01-16-2007, 12:05 AM
Don't worry about the pages, as you are really only going to do about 20 for each type of sweater, and it has a whole range of sizes available so it needs the extra room. It's really not that bad. Besure to measure and do your guage, I think it would be pretty in cascade as well.
When I got my guage and picked the size , I took a highlighter through the book and highlighted everything that had to do with my size. (on the right hand side of each page written side ways tells you what pages are for pullover and which for cardigan).
Double check tha cable charts as each size does certain charts in a certain order (I just crossed out the charts I wasn't using so I didn't get over zealous and work it).
Also on the chart that explains the cable turns etc. There are two particular ones that have a really detailed step in them and right below they have a alternative suggestion.
Go for the alternative, I tried both and the difference is nothing to the naked eye and the alternative is so much easier to do.

If you need a hand let me know, since I have the pattern just let me know what page and where, I can help you decifer it..:)

Can't wait to have a knitting partner in this. Iam past the fun part and currently on the boring portion of the body right now..:)

01-16-2007, 09:35 AM
Thanks EC---I hope to have some time today to do guages in the cascade. I have a charcoal color so think I will do the pullover. I really like the cardigan but thought I'd like it in a lighter color and since I have the cascade already-----see my reasoning :teehee:

01-16-2007, 09:08 PM
Many swatches later-----I got started, ripped and started again with a different size needle. The problem being, different size needles giving me the same row gauge. Time will tell, but I think it will be okay. I do alot of measuring all the way on projects.

Thanks for the tip on the alternative for the cable , I just didn't waste my time and skipped to the easier method. This is going to be a challenge for me, but that's okay, I need it. I have had very little experience with charts so it will be a slow go for a while! Been knitting (for real :teehee: ) a little over a year.

01-16-2007, 09:21 PM
Don't worry it will go quicker, I kept the chart key beside me the whole way, after the first half was done, I could tell if I miss read a cross over.
It mentioned something in the guage about the cable it being important for either row or stitch guage and the body being important for the other.
Its pretty easy to adjust , after the neckline and you pick up the stitches it just becomes a basic neck down raglan pattern and you can increase or decrease the amount of rows till it fits across the shoulders.

Mama Bear
01-16-2007, 09:25 PM
I plan to start this as soon as the yarn I picked out arrives! I was having a time finding what I wanted. I decided I wanted to try this with something with more drape and that would work in a wider variety of weather than wool, but I didn't want to spend a fortune on it.

I finally found it! It's a discontinued yarn. 30% Cashmere, 30% silk, and 40% rayon. I'm hoping that since the cables are tighter and supposed to work with cotton and such, that this drapey yarn will still show the patterns ok. Someone was destashing this yarn and I just couldn't resist! When I googled it, everyone who had worked with it seemed to love it. I hope it holds up well over time!

I think the color in the photo is lighter and more rose than it really is. The yarndex swatch shows it more plum, it's the 6239. Anything in between would be nice.

I can't wait!

Mama Bear


01-16-2007, 09:32 PM
Oh that is going to be gorgeous. Are you going to do the pullover or the cardigan with it?

01-16-2007, 10:33 PM
Very pretty MB

I'm stumped already! I'm on row 38 which is ws. For some reason I just can't get the emblem that is "purl through back loop" I've looked in books but what I have found is purling through back loop means M1 .

Okay, my last stitch was a knit st. Do I bring my yarn to the front as if to purl then insert right needle into the back loop of next st. Then now is where I'm lost ??? I apologize for explaining this as clear as mudd! Any help?

01-16-2007, 10:41 PM
You are going to purl it as you normally purl with yarn in front, but instead of putting th needle through the front loop on the needle, you need to pput it through the back.


go to this link right hand side 7th item down. There is a little video link, try the pink one it looks just like what I was doing.

Hope it helps

01-16-2007, 10:50 PM
Thanks so much!!!! I wasn't bringing my needle back thru to the front of the left needle. I'm not too bad at reading instructions and following but for some reason just couldn't get this! :wall:

01-16-2007, 11:25 PM
Don't worry you'll get it real quick cause they are worked all up and down the front band on the cardigan, if you are doing the pull over I think after the neck you are home free.

Mama Bear
01-17-2007, 06:13 PM
I'm doing the pullover. I bought and printed my pattern last night and it's marked for size, and put in a binder in page protectors. I have to keep it hidden when my eldest daughter visits, as this is for her birthday, so nothing will be posted about it on my blog for now (she reads it).

I realized I may not have the size circulars I need. Most of mine have shorter cords... as I am more of a double point/straights kind of person. I suspect my yarn is sitting at the post office (trip to town tomorrow for that).

I wish there was a decent wood interchangable set, as I much prefer knitting with ebony or bamboo, but I don't want to buy every single size of needle with every single size of cord! Decisions, decisions....

Mama Bear

01-17-2007, 11:38 PM
I did see one set of bamboo interchangeables but they were really pricey.

Mama Bear
01-20-2007, 08:30 PM
Those were probably the Plymouth ones. The reviews I read on those weren't that great :(

I folded and bought the options set. I have knit on addis and have a couple of the really small options. I'm not really a fan of metal. I knit pretty fast and add in metal to that and it's like running on ice :lol However, I have some clover and other circs, and I dislike the joins on those more than I dislike knitting with metal. So it's a balance.

Since I'm not really a circular needle person anyway, I hate to keep buying different ones for this or that project, so figure the set is my best bet. I really prefer double points or straights whenever possible. The cords just bug me... no matter how good. So I hate to put a ton into circs as I'll only use them for sweater bodies where double points aren't practical. If I really don't care for them, I'm sure my daughter will take them off my hands for her birthday ;)

Mama Bear

01-21-2007, 12:55 AM
Or you could adopt me and we'll share.lol

Iam one of the Stashies, so Iam not adding to my knitting for a little while. I have made one purchase this year (Lornas Laces sock yarn).

Iam sure you will like them, if they are anything like the the classic needles, they are fantastic, Iam a quik knitter and I love that the stitches glide along, no fighting and the seems are sooo smooth.

I haven't worked on Eris this week. To many late nights and early mornings, on my first day off, I plan on knitting more of it.

01-21-2007, 10:46 AM
I use circular whenever I can. Just don't reach for the straights.. I'd love to get KP options but I have about all the needles I need.. Mostly bamboo but I do like the Addis and knit with them when I can. Glass circulars where my last purchase. They are nice and pointy but the connection could be smoother. I won't be adding to those just for that reason and they are pricey.

I have decided to do the pullover. I am done to connecting at the V. It has gone pretty fast. I'll get that done today. I'm also working on finishing another sweater and mobius cowl.

01-21-2007, 10:25 PM
grrrrrrrrrr i want to make this too!!!!!

01-29-2007, 08:21 PM
I want to make one too! I just haven't mastered cables yet. What yarn are you guys using? Maybe I can start hoarding yarn for the project in case I master cables soon. :teehee:

02-01-2007, 11:23 PM

I'm using Cascade 220 because I'm stash busting--- :teehee:

I am ready to do the hem of the sweater now.

Mama Bear
02-02-2007, 08:18 AM

I can't wait to see a photo of your work!

Well... I'm still waiting to start. The knitpicks options arrived and I just can't bring myself to start this entire sweater on metal needles. I do knit fairly fast, and putting me on metal needles is like putting a car on ice and then gunning the gas petal. Slip-slide all over the place!

I can knit on them. I just knit EZ's Tomten on a pair of metal circs, but I didn't enjoy it as much as I would have with wood.

Soooooo.... right before my knitpicks arrived I got the sale notice for Astrids Dutch Obsession and their sale and free shipping on german made Profi bamboo circs that got pretty good ratings when I looked around online. Now I'm waiting for those to arrive and am hoping the ones I ordered give me gauge.

If not.. it's back to the options needles.

I'm not a very patient person... all this waiting!

Mama Bear

02-02-2007, 11:20 PM
I think it is going to turn out okay. I have had computer issues so haven't been knitting as much.

I think I am getting this figured out. I'm just a non-techie! :pout:

02-04-2007, 11:15 PM
OK, I have started working on this. Can anyone tell me what the deal is with chart B, row 37? Why does it start indented one stitch in when there are no decreases on the preceding row???

02-04-2007, 11:37 PM
Never mind, I figured it out! :cheering:

Whew, this is heavy! Complex travelling cables and short rows and decreases all together! I have made one mistake so far, forgot to pick up a wrap and didn't notice till the next row, but now I can't find the hole so I'll say it's ok.

Generally fun so far, but this is gonna take a while!!

02-12-2007, 09:09 AM
Well, I finished the yoke! Anyone have any advice/things to watch out for before I get started picking up stitches around the edge?

02-12-2007, 10:23 AM
All I did was ensure I picked up along the edge so there was a nice seam/transistion between the neck and body. Also I figured out how many stitches I needed between the stitch markers and divided in half, so I knew by the time I picked up the number of stitches, I should be at the center back of the sweater, it took me a couple of trys to get them all in and evenly spaced around.

02-12-2007, 02:40 PM
Thanks, another question if you can indulge me. I tried the yoke on and it seems like it is just a little smaller than I'd want it. I assume when I knit the body off it, it will open up a bit due to the weight of the rest of the sweater, does that seem right?

02-12-2007, 03:12 PM
Thanks, another question if you can indulge me. I tried the yoke on and it seems like it is just a little smaller than I'd want it. I assume when I knit the body off it, it will open up a bit due to the weight of the rest of the sweater, does that seem right?

You know , I think so, although this isn't going to be as low cut as some of the V-necks I wear. I had the same feeling after I had tried it on then I tried it on again when ready to start the hem and I think it seemed better. I just think it isn't as low of a V-neck as I'm used to .

02-12-2007, 09:48 PM
Mine stretched out a bit to in the neck, from the weight of the sweater. I don't like low cut at all, so it is fine for me.:)

02-21-2007, 12:54 PM
I just ordered the Rogue pattern... gotta wait a week to get the yarn (payday is next week) but I really can't wait! I thought about eris, but I just love the hood on Rogue, so I went with that one.

02-21-2007, 01:56 PM
I like rogue too. Just can't picture it on my body shape :) I was thinking of making it for daughter.

02-21-2007, 08:43 PM
I bought both patterns....still have to learn how to do cables though. :teehee: Maybe once I have some time I will figure them out and tackle the sweaters. :happydance:

03-13-2007, 07:00 PM


03-13-2007, 07:35 PM
the pattern is too gorgeous to resist, isn't it? I got through the yoke and was working on the raglan increases and put it aside for a while.

If you haven't done cables before you should probably not start with this one, it is pretty complex. Once you are comfortable with a simple cable, I suggest checking Knitty.com's archives for the pattern for Shedir. It's in a breast cancer booklet they put together and it is a chemo cap. it has really cool cables and is written by the same person who did Rogue and Eris. If you can do that I am sure you could do Rogue or Eris.

If you are using nice yarn, I'd recommend doing a test piece for any increases and such that you are not sure about before doing them on your nice sweater!

Mama Bear
03-15-2007, 04:45 AM

I had every circular needle in the 32" length EXCEPT the one that would make Guage :doh: Well.. I have it in my options kit, but the yarn I have is slick and so is the needle and I was fighting it... I wanted bamboo.

So I knit the yoke, and waited for the body needle. It arrived today and It's DEFECTIVE! :verysad:

I have never waited so much for things to make a project work as I have this sweater!

I'll call today and see how quickly this can be taken care of.

Mama Bear

03-15-2007, 08:54 AM
I worked on my sweater some yesterday. I am doing the hem braid. I hadn't worked on it for some time. I want to get to the sleeves so I can have some time off from charts.

Sorry Mama Bear about your needle situation---just went I think I surely don't need anymore needles I find I have to have more!! I really would like KP Options!