Blocking – Cable Embrace

I started this project in May 2016 (link to post).  while I really enjoyed the pattern and yarn, the project frequently was interrupted by other projects and priorities.  I think it languished for a year lacking only one sleeve.

Finally, perhaps prompted by the arctic weather the past few weeks, I pulled out the project, finished the sleeve, and am in the process of blocking and assembling.

The sweater is Cable Embrace, from Knit Picks.  This is a terrific, slightly-fitted cardigan sweater.  The chevron cables are a simple, but interesting, design element.  I modified the sleeves to echo the chevron design since I was put off a bit by the reverse-straight stitch sleeves in the pattern.

The yarn is also from Knit Picks – City Tweed DK in Brocade colorway.  I have been happy with the products from Knit Picks – good quality and good variety.

After blocking and assembly, the final phase is knitting the band around the neck and front and adding buttons.  The end is in sight.

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Blocking the TARDIS

Just in time for tonight’s episode!  The TARDIS Shawl is complete.  I really enjoyed knitting the “Bigger on the Inside” shawl from Kate Atherly, the Tech Editor Knitty.  Not only a fun design, but a lot of interest and detail to keep me engaged throughout the project.  Below you can see it blocked – I hope to entice one of my daughters to model it for a few photos.

Blocking the TARDIS (Large) Blocking the TARDIS - Detail (Large)