Two Sweaters by VKLive. Can I do it?

I am a volunteer this year at Vogue Knitting Live, and I can't wait to meet everyone. One problem, I need more sweaters! I am definitely a process knitter--I live to finish projects but when they're done, I'm done. Many are gifted, many live at my LYS as shop samples, and others languish in my closet. This is a problem.

So in preparation for my first knitting event, I thought, why not knit some sweaters before I go? I started on January 2nd and thought, 18 days? No problem! I can always knit on the train down, there's 4 hours right there! Delusional? Perhaps...I already have an Elizabeth cardigan knit in Liberty Wool in Gold and the event is three days long. Hence, two more sweaters are needed. These are the two I decided on:


Veera Välimäki's Modern Garden Cardigan. I love this designer! A lot of her stuff is finely knit with unusual silhouettes and interesting details. This chunky knit cardigan caught my eye for its negative ease and huge leaf motifs, which I think are just so cool. I want to make it in doubled Ariosa. My gauge swatch was a little off, so I think some math might be required.


Next, Cecily Glowik MacDonald's Idlewood. I feel like I talk about her designs fairly often here on the blog, they're so my style. I opted for Kumara and had serious gauge issues, which I was in deep denial about. I took it off the needles and onto some waste yarn and tried it on, one of the beauties of top-down construction. I was pleasantly surprised to see it fit, but the cowl neck is a little less drapey than I want it. Maybe some aggressive blocking is in order? As you can see, I'm almost done. 18 inches or bust! Then onto the sleeves, which are short cap sleeves FTW!


Here's hoping that publicizing my mission will help me motivate, I have 9 more days. Will I make it?

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE that top sweater. I want one. Now!!!!

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  2. I Love the jacket on the chair. What is that pattern? Can you share it?

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  3. Same question as the two comments above. What is that sweater?

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  4. Oh wait -- I think I found it -- you mentioned Elizabeth in the text so this must be it: www.ravelry.com/projects/CEY/elizabeth

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  5. That is actually the Elizabeth cardigan designed by Cecily Glowik MacDonald for our Fall 2010 Liberty Wool booklet! It was designed for Liberty Print, but I did it in a solid color, Gold. We've had it on the blog a few times, its a fabulous pattern and it looks great on everybody!

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  6. I'd say you CAN manage to finish all the cardigans, but don't stress yourself too much. I also thought I needed to knit another 3 up to 5 garments for the event within three weeks, but will be finishing a maximum of 2. Not taken into account a yellow skirt which I would love to knit... Perhaps I am going to start it tomorrow hoping to be able to knit on the airplane...

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  7. Chelsea, you are a crazy woman!! And we love you for that!

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  8. Love the jacket on chair.

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