Tangled Yoke Cardigan

March 20th, 2010 | View Comments

Tangled Yoke Cardigan, yoke closeup

Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan by Eunny Jang, from Interweave Knits Fall 2007
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in color 142 “Melody”, 6 skeins
Needles: Addi Turbos, US 5 (3.75mm) and US 4 (3.5mm)

Just in time for summer! It’s unusually chilly today in Houston, so I grabbed the opportunity to wear the finished sweater for the first and last time until December.

I promptly started sweating. But did I change? No. Instead, I opened the windows and let the 40-degree outside in.

Quick project notes:

Tangled Yoke Cardigan

According to my Ravelry project page, I finished the knitting on this in February. Yes, it takes me a whole month to install a button band. This is why I made puppy eyes at my grandma the last time I had to do it.

Attempt #1
Critical errors:

Tangled Yoke Cardigan, button band installation fail

There was much cursing. And perhaps some wine.

Attempt #2

This time I bought proper grosgrain ribbon at the proper width from The Ribbon Retreat. Their selection and service is wonderful.

This time I decided to commit knitting blasphemy and machine-sew the button band. I had thread that perfectly matched the yarn and interior ribbon. I measured, pinned, and basted.

This time, I first marked the locations of all the buttonholes on the buttonhole band, reinforced them, and sewed the buttonhole band on.

Then I attached the button band and the buttons. After once again confirming that buttonholes and buttons lined up properly, I then I cut open the buttonholes.

Machine sewing does leave a somewhat noticeable ridge, but I still found that preferable to my hand-stitching. If I drove like I hand-sew, I’d get pulled over for Breathalyzers every mile.

The results:

Tangled Yoke Cardigan, button band
Tangled Yoke Cardigan, buttonhole band

Just in time for summer!

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  1. Jenny Q says:

    Very cute! I’ve been looking forward to this one!

  2. Natalie says: looks fantastic!! Way to go!!