Rogue 2.0

December 5th, 2007 | View Comments

Just to remind you all, the old Rogue had fit issues:

Old Rogue

Too big, too baggy, despite adventures in extreme sweater laundering. Thus, a frog and a re-knit. This is what she looks like now:

Rogue Sweater 2.0, finished

Pattern: Rogue, by Jenna Wilson
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran, Hemlock, approx. 14 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbos, US 7 (4.5mm)

And now I have a confession to make. Remember when I said I got gauge? I was nowhere near getting gauge. I had knit the gauge swatch on US 7s and was getting just under 5 stitches and just over 7 rows to the inch instead of the required 4.5 stitches and 6 rows.

But I decided that was a good thing, what with my new motto of “when in doubt, go small.” At the gauge I was getting on US 7s, I would wind up with a 34″ bust if I knit the 35.5″ size sweater. I thought this would be just about perfect, and I would do the math to add the extra length.

The width of the sweater did turn out just about perfect. There is zero ease at the bust and a smooth fit through the waist and hips. The shoulders and sleeves are fitted, but not tight. The drape of the fabric is much nicer as well.

I screwed up the length calculations a bit. Despite adding four extra cable repeats in the body and lengthening the sleeves by quite a bit, they really aren’t long enough. So I didn’t sew the hems and just left ribbing at the hips and wrists. I think it still looks nice.

Rogue Sweater 2.0, sleeve detail

I’m much, much happier with this version of Rogue.

Rogue Sweater 2.0, hood detail
Rogue Sweater 2.0, neck detail

As a final note, Shannon, creator of NaKniSweMo, has ruled that I made the deadline. Woo!

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CogKnition posted this on December 5th, 2007 @ 12:06am in Finished Objects, Sweaters | Permalink to "Rogue 2.0"

1 Comment

  1. chrispy says:

    I love the remodeled rogue so much better. I also think the ribbing makes it look neat. With the ribbing showing, it looks more my style.