I am finally beating the three months of constant coughs and colds!
Yeah for me!
Unfortunately for my knitting, this means that I’m busy having nights out and enjoying myself to make up for lost time - rather than sitting home and knitting.
What I’m trying to say is there’s not much knitting progress to report. The back of the see-through jumper in finished and the front barely started.
Bad, naughty Susan.
So, what to blog?
After a night out seeing the new Watchmen film (superb) and eating the most artery clogging, bad for me and so delicious I was giggling eating it, meal out I have ever eaten (Ed’s diner Chilli Dog with cheese)I needed to unwind and knit.
Ben snapped a piccie of me knitting the see-though jumper and what do you know? I wearing a favourite from my pre blogging days….
So here I go, delving into my “life spanning, career defining back catalog” of knitted garments. This is a beautiful but uninspiringly named “V Neck Cable Sweater” from Bergere De France. I think of it as my French Cable Jumper.
Here’s a better picture, you can see the detail…
I made this way back in July 2006 from a kit I bought from Cucumberpatch. amazingly this jumper is still on their website!
The yarn is Bergere De France Berlaine. It’s not one of the most expensive yarns you’ll find – it’s a superwash pure wool and is a little “sheepy” and scratchy.
I have got to tell you though. This jumper has been worn to death. Bunged through the washing machine several times and generally given a hard time. It still looks like I have just knitted it 3 years later. This jumper is going to last at least a decade!
I have been disapointed with some yarns’ durability but this is one to go for if you want a pure yarn that will make a lasting garment that’s easy to care for.
So what was it like to knit?
An absolute pleasure – clear pattern and plenty of interest. It was an unusual pattern for me to use - written in the continental style, it gives the details of the three different cables then gives the garment shaping details separately – you have to put the two together!
The only part I had difficulty with was grafting the cables at the back of the neck – you kind go up the sides of the V- neck and make two little strips to join at the back of the neck to give a neat finish – not quite up to my perfectionist standards but it will do.
I could always grow my hair long again!!
|Completed Knit Report|
|Name:||French Cable Jumper|
|Pattern:||Bergere De France ref 106.26
V-Neck Cable Jumper
|Yarn:||Bergere De France Berlaine|
|Washing and Wearing:||Fabulously durable and easily machine washable|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes|
|Difficulty:||Medium – keeping track of those three differnce cables is “Fun”|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||none.|