Textured Jacket. Vogue Knitting. Details.

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Textured Jacket. Vogue Knitting. Details.

You probably remember that I started this project back in September.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

Vogue Knitting Winter 2012/2013 Designer Shirley Paden

I wanted to knit this pattern for almost a year, but I was a little bit intimidated by the intricate stitch pattern. But I am so glad that I eventually got to it. I am really happy with the result!

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Designer Shirley Paden challenges us with the interlocking twists and florets pattern. The result is a stunningly textured fabric.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

I’ve made some modifications to the sweater.

  • Though Shirley offered to knit this jacket with considerable ease, I chose more close-fitting style.  To my taste if you knit a textured pattern with a lot of ease, it makes you look bulky.
  • Waist shaping was achieved by changing needle sizes.
  • I crocheted ties, instead of knitting them. Chain of 50 stitches and single crochet one row. I put them a little bit lower – on the waist line, instead of the bust line.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

 V-neck shaping.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

 I chose simple garter stitch trimming, instead of I-cord.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

I omitted the collar.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

Sleeves. I knitted the cuff using Chart 2 for 1 1/2 pattern repeats using 3 mm needle (US 2 1/2), then switched to Chart 1 using 3.5 mm needle (US 4).

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I used crochet slip stitch for seams.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

I am so happy to have it in my closet. It is very special to me.

Knitting Textured Cardigan

Thank you, Vogue Knitting!

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By | 2015-05-31T08:35:03+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|Finished Objects, Knitting|8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. steph November 4, 2014 at 6:57 am - Reply

    this turned out beautifully! Shirley Paden is one of my favorite designers….she looks out for all the details and makes such stylish sweaters—-this one is super!!!!

    • Alina November 4, 2014 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I’ve just ordered Shirley’s book. I love her designs – so feminine and contemporary.

  2. Julie November 4, 2014 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    oh wow, it’s gorgeous!!! I love it, it would be a great Mod Monday post if you are willing to do some modeled photos? Let me know if you are interested! knitbliss@gmail.com

  3. Dahle November 5, 2014 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Wow! What an amazing jacket! Way to go. That is seriously ambitious.

  4. zauberflink November 5, 2014 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Your jacket looks absolutely amazing. It makes me want to touch and feel it. Well done!

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