Here's a sweater I started recently:
It's Drambuie, a recent release from Baby Cocktails, and...I'm undecided about it. I like the design, and I find the cable detail absolutely charming. It took a few tries, but my gauge is right on. The problem is that it might be coming out a little small. Since this sweater is knit in pieces (just two: front and back), I won't know until I'm done with the first piece and can block it. As it is now, the edges curl in quite a bit and the cable pulls the whole thing in, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
The other iffy part is the yarn. It's Berocco Lustra, a 50/50 blend of wool and tencel, so it has a nice sheen, and ought to drape as well, though I had to go down a needle size to get gauge. I love the deep red color I chose, and it's very nice to knit with. Blocking should help with drape, I hope. Yes, I swatched. No, I didn't wash the swatch, and yes, I know I should have. The thing is, a swatch, even a big swatch, won't ever drape like a whole sweater, so I'm just taking my chances.
Last - and I hope this isn't a bad omen for the whole project - my kids got into the ball of yarn attached to my knitting and started cutting it up. I saw the tangle, but didn't discover the cuts until after they were asleep, and I am still upset about it and trying to come up with the most appropriate consequences for this behavior. I do not know what possessed them to do this. They are young, yes, but still old enough to know better. I'm thinking they lose TV privileges for a day or two and I'll confiscate all art supplies, scissors in particular!
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