Sunday, October 03, 2004

Rogue Progress

I've reached the point on the Rogue where I have reattached the kangaroo pocket to the main body piece. This was a bit troublesome due to the front split of the "cardiganizing". I found I had to attach the pocket at Row 53 instead of Row 54 to make everything flow smoothly. I also found that the "sssk" at the beginning and end of the pockets required a little tweaking to get it to lie right.

My gauge is a little off but the cardigan still seems to fit quite nicely around my body with room to spare so I won't reknit. I will add one extra cable repeat to the body to make it long enough instead.

In the picture you can see both the Celtic cable on the left, and the edge of the pocket on the right. My knitting isn't nearly as uneven as it appears in the photo. Taking the picture without the flash (to enhance the definition in the cable) seems to have highlighted all the slubs and slight imperfections present in the rather rustic yarn.

The bottom edge is curling because I have not yet added the hem facing. I will pick up and knit that downward, probably with finer yarn and needles.


Michelle said...

It's looking really fabulous. I can't wait to try my hand at a cardigan Rogue...I'm following your progress on this very closely. [g]

Michelle said...

Your Rogue is looking great. I love the colour. I can't wait to start my cardigan Rogue, so I'm watching your progress very closely.

What tweaking did you do with the sssk?

Suzann said...

Oh how lovely that is. I love cable patterns.Never saw cables like the one at the bottom of the sweater. Someday i hope I will be good enough to knit that pattern. The yarn color is beautiful too. Can't wait to see how it looks when you are finished.


Marlene said...

Michelle, when I came to the sssk where the pocket joins the main body, I found that it made the purl stitch (which lies 3 sts from the edge) turn over on TOP of the 2 knitted edge stitches. I didn't like that so I pulled it out and redid it a few times. I ended up changing the order of the stitches on the left needle before doing the sssk. I think I had it K, P, K when it came out right. **I should take better notes!**

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Marlene said...

Lyric, the cable that interests you is a "Celtic Cable", of which there are many, many variations. With the advent of charted cables, it has become much easier to do very intricate twists and turns.

Although the Rogue does require some more advanced skills like shaping and cabling, I don't think you would have much trouble with it. The directions are detailed and clearly written. With a good "How To" knitting book or a competent knitting friend at hand, I think it is doable for nearly anybody.