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.|