When Chuck met Cambie… or I knitted a jumper…

Just a quick little post… I knitted a jumper!

Chuck by Andi Satterlund - front view

Chuck by Andi Satterlund – front view. Dear God – how tired are those eyes!

This one took me waaaaayyyyy longer than it should of. Once you understand how to knit cables, it’s not that tricky (really, I swear it’s easy – would I lie to you? Thank heavens for YouTube is all I can say…). It’s just concentrating that’s difficult and making sure EVERY SINGLE STITCH you knit/purl/cable corresponds with the knitting graph – that IS the challenge. One stitch wrong in a pattern like this and it’s obvious.

I had to rip back the first 15-20 rows in the pattern… not once but twice! I almost gave up but I knuckled down and I’m glad didn’t give up – and trust me I was soooo tempted to knit something else!

Chuck by Andi Satterlund - pattern not quite perfect but it's FINISHED!

Chuck by Andi Satterlund – pattern not quite perfect but it’s FINISHED! Yes, I was thinking that I completely rocked at this moment.

There is one tiny hiccup near the top of the second pattern repeat. It’s so minor I left it. The thought of ripping back about five or so rows was soul destroying. So I decided to keep my soul in tact and knit on. It’s barely noticeable. I’m glad I kept my soul in one piece.

Love this wool – it’s Malabrigo Worsted in Buscazul Buscando Azul, it’s so soft it feels like cotton wool. I purchase it from yarn.com and it comes down to less that $10 a skein (I used three) + postage.

I think the wide neckline of this design may be somewhat limiting for wear however it’s got the great visual trick of widening out the shoulders while the waist nips into providing a great hourglass shape.

Chuck by Andi Satterlund - back view

Chuck by Andi Satterlund – back view

I do love Andi’s designs, they are snug and cute as a button. They seem to be the perfect paring for Sewaholic Designs (I’ve paired Chuck with my Cambie Pox Dress – and I think they fell in love… he loves her spots and all). Andi’s designs are quite short but they finish bang on your waist and are perfect with retro-style dresses.

when Chuck met Cambie...

when Chuck met Cambie… this photo was taken by Miss 8 – camera settings not quite right (too dark and shadowy) but she was thrilled to have a go at blog photography!

Cambie was also perfect with Marion remember? She’s a versatile lass.

Sewaholic Cambie & Andi Satterlund's Marion

Sewaholic Cambie & Andi Satterlund’s Marion

Next up Andi’s Agatha – in RED!

Jumper: Chuck by Andi Satterlund, Wool from yarn.com
Dresses: Cambie by Sewaholic (if you are in Australia, it’s available from Sew Squirrel).

Psst…. Don’t forget to check out my Crazy Barbie Doll dress and enter the giveaway!

45 thoughts on “When Chuck met Cambie… or I knitted a jumper…

  1. cables are easy, that’s true. They’re one of the simplest ways of adding interest to a pattern. But, yes, you do have to keep your wits about you so that you don’t have them going in the wrong direction. Lovely garment in a lovely colour. Nice work altogether.

  2. Beautiful jumper. Your knitting is so even. I love it!
    By the way, the photo taken by Miss 8 is superb (the dark and shadowy settings were perfect). Congratulate her for me.

  3. That colour is just beautiful! It’s a gorgeous sweater; something that would take me three years to knit! The fit is perfect and if there’s a mistake I can’t see it so I’m glad you didn’t destroy your soul over it 🙂

  4. I love this! The blue is so vibrant and pretty. I have been meaning to sit down with my mom and learn how to crochet (I know… its not knitting- baby steps!) now I think this needs to be bumped up on my to do project list. This looks great!

  5. lovely! i’m having serious sweater envy (i LOVE sweaters, but haven’t taken up knitting yet..boo!). great pairing as well, looks awesome with the cambi.

  6. Loving that colour – I like the design on you, but not sure how it would fair on my somewhat curvier shape 🙂 Anyway, just the neckband to go and I will have finished my Miette (about time, I am so slack with knitting)

  7. What a fantastic colour!! I’m still a cable virgin, so am in awe of your knit skills. Im sure id be ripping back even more than you, as that happened with my only one completed cardigan….and it Was no where near as complicated!! It’s a cute shape, and very flattering…

  8. I love the colour of the yarn with that little bit of varigation, it always add a bit more interest than a flat colour.
    And it’s great to see your Chuck in the flesh, it’s a fabulous design on you, cables can be a real pain!!
    Interesting point on the neckline, I hadn’t noticed that on Lauren’s.
    Now I just need to decide what to knit it in!!!

  9. Beautiful Chuck. That’s a lovely colour. The flaws are how you can tell that you made it yourself, should you ever need to identify it in a police lineup. This is what I keep telling myself, anyway. Crocheting unintentional mistakes into every piece is my signature!

  10. Lizzy I love this color wool and your sweater is beautiful. I learned to knit via You Tube back in the summer of 2011 and mostly knit short cardigans. I haven’t tackled cables yet but your version makes me want to try!

      • Definitely on my “learn a new technique” list. I am already starting to look at fall patterns (both knitting and sewing) so if you have some suggestions for easy cable sweater patterns, I am all ears!

        • Do you belong to Ravelry? I’d pop on there and do a pattern search by fabric characteristics, choosing cables, and personally I would knit in sport or worsted weight too – knits up much quicker! The Acer cardigan seems popular.

          • Yes I am Irish1970 on Ravelry. I usually knit is worsted or aran weight (because I am impatient and want to see it grow quicker) but will check out Acer.

  11. Glorious! The colour is awesome. And I adore knitting cables. I actually make fewer mistakes when knitting cables than I do with something less involved as I don’t zone out as much. I must warn you that they become a teeny tiny bit obsessive!

  12. I too think that colour is gorgeous. Well done on the cables. I did it once for a very looooong tunic jumper thing and nearly lost my mind with counting and referring to the blimmin graph and. Well, not doing that again. Kudos – gorgeous. Love it 🙂

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