Thursday, October 27, 2005

Whose this Gorgeous young thing?

Introducing my grandmother. Here is Mama wearing the Debbie Bliss cabled jacket. It suits her much better than it does me, and that's gotta be telling you something when a 79 year old looks better in your clothes than you do!! She looks great in it and more than anything, I know she loves it.

Pattern: "Cabled Jacket" from The Cashmere Collection by Debbie Bliss.
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino SuperChunky, Purple 20, 15 skeins.
Needle: 6.5mm and 7.5mm Addi Turbo Circulars

I found that this Debbie Bliss pattern was similar to most other Debbie Bliss patterns. Firstly, that I had to check the Debbie Bliss website for errors in the pattern and secondly I had to do a lot of thinking for myself. I find with some of her patterns that she is not very clear in explaining or setting out her patterns clearly. I did have to keep referring to the picture to see where I should be placing cables and bobbles.

I replaced the horseshoe cable on the sleeve for two sets of the blackberry stitch, as it is in the pattern picture.

Overall, I did enjoy knitting this and the yarn was definitely luxurious to work with. I even think this was my neatest making up yet.


Eilene said...

Your Grandma looks gorgeous in her new sweater!!! You did a fantastic job!!

Toni said...

She's *79*???!!! Wow, maybe I should knit that fab cardi because apparently it takes like 20 years off. :)

Ruth said...

WOW!!! that sweater looks fab!! and your grandmother models it really well!! i'm so impressed - great job!! =D (i agree with you about debbie bliss - i like her yarns but her patterns are not so straightforward)

SweetPeaknits said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. My Grandma sure is pleased with it.

Bonnie said...

Grandma looks amazing for her age and the sweater looks great on her. The color is wonderful. And how proud must your grandma be to wear your handiwork.

It makes me feel a bit guilty for not knitting a thing for my abuelita.