Norah Gaughan's "Capecho"

Out of the doldrums! After swatching through part of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," the end of the stunningly awful "Grease" reality show, and then "The Apprentice," I found a destiny for the Elsebeth Lavold Angora yarn that I'd been using for Bianca's Jacket.
This. Not the dress, but the lovely white shrug.

One observes the newness of this pattern: no other pictures available on the internet nor more than 2 hits on Google. But if you double click, you can maximize the picture, and perhaps see the detail at play.

Amazingly intricate appearance but so far, not too challenging to knit. Lots of knit two, purl two, then a long section of knits. Regularity in the arrangement of stitches, and then a cable every 8 rows or so. You make lots of triangles and keep picking up stitches on the previous pieces, until you end up with a sweater.

Intellectually satisfying and beautiful, to boot. And a goal to shoot for. Lest I seem too self-confident, let me note that I'm only five rows in.

Let me know if you want to join me in this quest.

Comments

FairyGodKnitter said…
I don't have the magazine yet but I looked at the how to at vogueknitting.com. I'd love to make this but add some length to it like the how to page said. My LYS stocks the yarn Norah G. used, let me see if I can pick some up this week. Of course, I'm the last person who needs a new project. But I love modular knitting and my knitting monogamy is shot anyway. Are you ripping or finishing Bianca?
JANET said…
Yeah! Welcome to pentagon world. I didn't realize that you could add length, so I'm already learning something good. Let me know how it's going - it really is very fun, so far.
I'm going to rip Bianca. It was going fast, but I was a bit tired of nothing but stockinette, and I think a different yarn would be better for the sweater, in any case/
JANET said…
Yeah! Welcome to pentagon world. I didn't realize that you could add length, so I'm already learning something good. Let me know how it's going - it really is very fun, so far.
I'm going to rip Bianca. It was going fast, but I was a bit tired of nothing but stockinette, and I think a different yarn would be better for the sweater, in any case/