Cable and Lace Cowl Neck Sweater, originally uploaded by earthchick.
pattern: #90 Chic Cables and Lace Cowl Neck Sweater, SweaterBabe
yarn: Knit Picks Swish Bulky, squirrel heather, a little more than 6 skeins
needles: size 11
time: Feb 17-Mar 12
mods: didn’t include belt
verdict: Cute, quick, cozy knit, but not the most flattering fit for my body. Apparently, I can pull off a bulky knit as a cardigan, but maybe not a pullover. I love the cuffs and collar though. (I also really enjoyed working with this yarn – my first time with it.)
The cowl neck is fantastic and super-cozy. The cables took me longer than typical cables – in fact I probably spent more time on the cowl neck than on the rest of the sweater.
I really love the sleeves. The bell plus the cables plus the swingy soft yarn make them extra-yummy.
I would highly recommend the pattern – it is fun and interesting (and quick!). It’ll be a nice warm (and soft!) sweater for cold weather.Winter is almost gone (is it wrong to declare that in Michigan? There could still be more snow!), but I’ll enjoy having this sweater as a staple in my wardrobe next winter.
I must disagree: I think it’s quite flattering! Now I totally want to make one.
I would like to disagree too! It is totally sexy.
I agree, you look cute. I, on the other hand, would have a gray uniboob that started at my chin and ended at my navel.
It’s an unusual style but yo look good in it … what’s the Old Man’s opinion (as if I couldn’t guess …)?
Very pretty! I, too, am on a Sweaterbabe kick — first Talia and now the Vine Lace Cardigan…love her patterns!
I think it’s really cute! I’ve been knitting Sweater Babe lately too. Just finished the Charming Shawl Collared Cardigan, and now I’m on to the Lush and Lacy Cardi. 🙂 I’ve been looking at this Cowl Neck pattern for a while, but I think that I need to wait till I’m done nursing first. It looks fantastic on you, but with my current chest size, I’m afraid it’d look rather scary. :0
So gorgeous, lady! I really love it!
This is flat-out amazing on you, woman!!
don’t kid yourself – it looks great, and cozy! nice job!
love this chunky knit! It looks great on you and exceptionally warm!
it is stunning! i love the cables and that big cowl… it looks so incredibly cozy. i think it looks really good on you- chunky is so hard to pull off, i think, but the shape of the cowl + the sleeves makes the whole look very flattering. beautiful work!!
ps i thought winter was over but it was *snowing* this morning in brooklyn!
I think it looks absolutely fantastic! i love the sweater! also the fourth pic of you in front of the brick wall is great!
Beautimus!!! It looks great on you.
Thought I had already commented on this but I guess not! I think it looks great on you, and so nice and cozy! And I love the jeans too. 🙂