It's a top down v-neck with lotsa cables. Well, it's headed for the frog pond.
I had an idea in my head of what I wanted, and this is basically it, except the fit is way too small past the underarms. I must say, I got it to fit perfectly through the yoke - I just used Fitted Knits as a guide to how many stitches to cast on and how many increases to do.
But, I did a stupid thing. I put in these shaping darts along the bustline (you can see them in the photo), and I didn't know, from my lack of cabling experience, that these things together made for a very small body. And, it made this weird "boob cup" so that the sweater looks silly if it's unbuttoned.
I even hoped that putting on the buttonband would help, which I made extra big.
Then I thought maybe sewing on the buttons would help. The fit is OK, but I am just not loving it. And I want to love it.
I had been doubting the color all along, too. It's Debbie Bliss Cathay in color 09 and it's too fleshy of a pink. I have pretty fair skin, so I do better in brighter colors.
See how it pulls up in the back from being too tight? Yuck.
I am going to try again, this time doing something more along the lines of Something Red, but still with some cables. I am going to use this:
Valley Yarns Southwick - a 50/50 cotton/bamboo. This stuff is lusciously soft and shiny, and I LOVE this pink. I know it doesn't look different from the Cathay, but trust me, it is!
I have no idea what I'm going to do with the Cathay; I've got 9 balls of it (1 not used at all). I will probably wind it into neat balls and put it on Destash. If you're interested or want it, shoot me a line.
This is not all bad, though. I learned a lot about cables and fit and negative ease and all that, so it's