About two weeks ago, Necia asked me about that Stefanie Japel sweater I was making. Did I ever finish it? Well, no I hadn’t then but she inspired me to take it back out and finish it up!
The Cable-Down Raglan. It sat in my WIP basket for almost a year because it needed sleeves. The sleeves only really took about a week.
Aren’t they beautiful?? I really like that this sweater gives me a waist:
Sorta. HAHAHA!! The yarn. Let me tell you about the yarn. I bought this Shelridge Farm W-4 yarn last year at Rhinebeck. It’s UNBELIEVABLY soft as you knit it up. Wonderful to work with. Semi-solid, altho you can’t tell in the picture. But when I soaked it (I used grapefruit Eucalan and some Snuggle Fabric Softener), maaaaaan, oh man. This thing got even SOFTER!! It was such a pleasure to wear this all day yesterday. It put me in a never-ending good mood. I felt sexy and soft.
The sweater is a definite head-turner, IMHO. The cables are gorgeous and fun to knit. Match that with the wonderful yarn and this sweater will be worn well this winter!
- Source: Interweave Knits, Spring 2007
- Size: 41″ bust
- Yarn: Shelridge Farm W-4 (I used 7.52 skeins, 1504 yds I miscalculated. I only used 5.83 skeins, 1166 yds)
- Color: Autumn Orange
- Needles: US 6
- Cost: at $12 per skein, for a grand total of $69.96, this is hands-down the most expensive sweater I’ve made to date. But I find it well-worth it.
- Started: November 1, 2007
- Finished: September 29, 2008
- Mods: I made changes to how I did the raglan increases. You can read about them here.