View Full Version : CC-Sweater EDIT: FINISHED!!!

11-20-2005, 11:42 AM
Since we have this new forum, I thought I would post my progress on my first self-designed sweater.
I still haven't found an acceptable name for it :?? , so untill I find one it's name will be CC-Sweater(CC for cozy and cabled).
It's a basic sweater with a cable running up on the front and similare cables on the sleeves. There will be minimal(aka none) shaping, because it's a stay-at-home-sweater(sahs :lol: ).
Anyway, I completed the front up to the armholes, but I'm not sure how much to decrease for them. I have calculated the shaping according to a passage on "Sweater design in plain english", but I think that's too much decreasing. I have stopped knitting after decreasing 11 sts on each size and will now begin knitting the back.
It's too dark to make a pic now, but for those who haven't already seen it here's an older progress pic.

11-20-2005, 12:11 PM
:thumbsup: Looks wonderful!!

11-20-2005, 12:20 PM
REALLY pretty, Javede!! What's that yarn??

11-20-2005, 12:57 PM
Love it!! :heart:

11-20-2005, 01:20 PM
Beautiful work! I am excited to watch the progress on it, so be sure to take lots of pics for us!

11-20-2005, 02:11 PM
What's that yarn??

Thanks for reminding me! Totally forgot to tell you.
It was an Ebay(evil :devil: ) purchase. On the Label it sais:
"Blarney Woollen Mills"
Knits to Traditional Aran Type Patterns
It's 100% wool and made in Ireland, no gauge or needle size given. I googled a bit and found a store in Ireland where they sell "tourist" stuff and of course also Aran sweaters. They don't list yarn in that shop though.

11-20-2005, 07:26 PM
Javede, It is simply stunning in this beginning photo! I can't wait to see your progress!! CC...cabled comfort sounds good :D ...I'm sure u will come up with a its name while u are knitting it and it 'speaks' to you ;)

11-21-2005, 07:39 AM
Yeah for boring tv programm! Honestly, "Gangs of New York" is probably the worst movie I saw this year...even worse than that bollywood thing :rollseyes:
But it helped me to knit most of the back as you can see in the pic!
The other pic is a scan of my projects plan. Yep, my drawing abilities are poor, but who cares ;)

The Mod Squad was here - Photo Resized

11-21-2005, 08:38 AM
I LOVE Bollywood movies in all their corniness!! The music is usually AMAZING! And, I have an Indian friend from whom I can borrow as many as I like... :cheering:

That sweater looks REALLY great, Javede.....

11-21-2005, 09:58 AM
Love the sweater...it does look really cozy!

11-21-2005, 10:13 AM
It's wonderful Javede!! I really, really love it. I can't wait to see it finished.

11-21-2005, 10:20 AM
It is going to be fabulous. I can't wait to see it done!

11-21-2005, 02:02 PM
sSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty!!!!!!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

11-22-2005, 07:38 AM
Yeah, finished the body and sewed the seams :cheering:
It does fit greate, if one can speak about "fitting" when you want it to be oversized :lol:
Eventhough I don't quite get how to design the sleeve cap, I began knitting the sleeves. I'm going to figure it out when I'm at that point.

P.S.: Please note that technically speaking my head is on the pic :roflhard:

11-22-2005, 09:11 AM
P.S.: Please note that technically speaking my head is on the pic :roflhard:
What....you dont WANT a song???? :(


It looks GREAT, Javede!! :cheering:

Although, anything would look great on your tiny little self!

11-22-2005, 09:15 AM
Beautiful sweater!!

11-22-2005, 01:23 PM
Ohhh, it looks so comfy! I love that cable..and the color...and how quickly you can finish things! :D

11-22-2005, 04:12 PM
i'm jealous!!! i want to make a sweater!!!

11-22-2005, 05:07 PM
Oooh, that's gorgeous! :cheering:

Nice work on the cabling!

11-23-2005, 02:02 PM
Looking FABULOUS Javede!!! Way to go! :inlove:

BTW, I find designing my own sleeve caps to be daunting, too.
If anyone has any brilliant formula for creating sleeve caps to fit their opening, I'd love to hear it!

11-23-2005, 02:06 PM
Javede.....STUNNING!!! WTG :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: Great work, it's GAWGEOUS :thumbsup:

11-23-2005, 08:17 PM
:cheering: Great job its looking wonderful!!

11-23-2005, 09:00 PM
GREAT JOB!!!! I love the cables in the front. I am so jealoue of anyone who can do that!

11-23-2005, 11:45 PM
Wow, Javede, that's gorgemous! Can't wait to see the finished product!

11-26-2005, 09:01 AM
Thanks for the compliments !

Unfortunately the sleeves are on hold at the moment. I couldn't concentrate much last week because of a cold :(
I really should have known better, but I started the sleeves anyway thinking no freaking cold would stop me knit...
bad idea! After having knitted 1/3 of sleeve number one I realized there was something wrong with it, but I couldn't point my finger at it :??
Went to bed instead and the next morning I noticed what was wrong. I forgot the cable that should have been on the sleeve! :doh:
I'm feeling a bit better now, but have to do a bunch of homework first.

12-27-2005, 10:45 AM
It's finally finished! After the last post I didn't touched the sweater again untill two weeks ago. Since my wrists(+shoulders) hurted a bit back then, I didn't unraveled the sleeve completely and it stayed plain. There was just no way to knit cables...(probably shouldn't have knitted at all :rollseyes: )

It took me half an hour to calculate for the sleeve caps(btw. used this (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/FEATwin05TBP.html) article) just to realize I worked with the wrong number of stitches from the beginning :doh:
I didn't recalculated it all, instead I just tweaked it a bit.

I really like the sweater, it's warm and smells a bit of sheep when it's wet. I wear it at home and don't have to heat my room!
But if I ever design a sweater again and actually want to wear it outside, I would change the armhole completely, making it deeper. I don't think you can see that on the pics, but the arm-body join does look weird, because of it's position.

12-27-2005, 10:49 AM
Looks wonderful and warm from here!! :cheering:

12-27-2005, 12:18 PM
oh, wow, your sweater looks *beautiful*!!! Great job!! :cheering: :thumbsup:

I wanna make one too!

12-27-2005, 01:17 PM
Now WHY would you not wear that out of the house?? Its BEAUTIFUL!!!

12-27-2005, 03:36 PM
OH WOW! That is really amazing!! Great job!!! :inlove:

12-27-2005, 03:48 PM
WTG, my friend!! It's BEAUTIFUL!! Great job :cheering: :cheering:

12-31-2005, 10:51 AM
Fabulous,it is just lovely. You should be proud!

12-31-2005, 12:07 PM
stunning!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

12-31-2005, 03:11 PM
That's so puuuurty! :inlove:

01-01-2006, 03:09 PM
That looks great, Javede! Congrats on your design.

01-01-2006, 07:53 PM
Oh, that's just gorgeous! :inlove: :inlove: Nicely done!

It's neat to go back through the pics and see the sweater develop!