26 January 2010

my girly Cobblestone sweater has finally come to fruition.

girly Cobblestone. done.

redoing the yoke

garter panel

It took me a while, but I finally beat this yarn into submission. I'm so happy with it!

Pattern: Cobblestone by Jared Flood
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Stone, 5 balls/ 1035 yards
Needles: US #6s/ 4.0 mm

Mods: I totally re-did the math for this. I read some other places that some ladies had got the pattern to work as-is in the smallest size, but with my gauge it just wouldn't work. I got out my copy of Vogue Knitting, and used the formula they have for bottom-up yoked sweaters. I was a pain in the ass, but 100% worth it. I also didn't do any of the yoke shaping in the pattern, which if I remember correctly is to make it longer/higher in the back than the front. There are short rows, I think. I probably could/should have, looking back. The neckline is a little wide, which should be ok. I also added waist shaping. Nothing too dramatic, but it is a must for a form-fitting sweater for me (otherwise they bunch/ride up around my waist).

I don't understand how this was designed to be a men's sweater because it is SO flattering on the female form. The garter stitch panel down the side is so figure-flattering.

I also feel compelled to say: THIS YARN SHRUNK IN THE DRYER. I know. It's cotton, of course it shrunk. It didn't shrink a lot, but enough to notice. Look at the difference in the first two pictures. First is washed, second is pre-wash. The main difference is in the length. I'll be hanging this to dry from now on.

Some incarnations of this sweater before everything got fixed:

[365.2.96] girly cobblestone-in-progress girly Cobblestone - pre-re-knit yoke

And the horrible Molly Ringwald top that this yarn was before:

Molly Ringwald top neckline detail


  1. hi you

    can you take more picture on
    your ponytail?
    the little ponytail from last yeare are butifull =)

    are you from usa?

    i hope you read a letter in msn to me =) lussefikk@hotmail com

  2. The girly cobblestone is awesome! I love the fit. It was totally worth all the work.