Saturday, August 25, 2012

Vintage Vogue Boatneck Pullover


I'm making good progress on this project and having a lot of fun.  The yarn is working beautifully and the patterns are so interesting, but not too difficult that I get discouraged.

I've decided not to go too crazy with the modifications.  I am using the cabled ribbing, although I cast on 122 sts instead of the 117 suggested for the largest size.  I also cut out one inch of ribbing, so it's 3 in instead of 4.  Then I increased 8 ins on the last row of ribbing to get to the 130 st count for the body of the sweater.

The only modification to the main part of the sweater I made was the striping.  The directions say to make 16 row stripes but I am doing 8 rows.  To tell you the truth, the photo looks like 8 rows, too, so maybe there was a mistake in the pattern.  16 seems too thick to me.

So I am getting perfect gauge and so far the width is 22" which will fit me with about 2 inches of ease.  My plan is to make drop sleeves 10" deep instead of the set in sleeve.  For now I still have about 10 inches to go before I have to decide.  Here is my progress so far.  I'm loving this!!!

Happy Sailing, Sue

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