Sunday, February 12, 2006

The Hard Road to Rogue is Over!

Am I a Rogue?

Pattern: Rogue, size 39"
Yarn: Cestari 2-ply worsted in lilac heather, 7 skeins (Hey! That's not pink!)
Needles: US size 7
Modifications:
1. I didn't bind off for the back-neck. I just put the stitches on a holder and then knitted them when starting the hood (and decreased two stitches in the process). This modification gets rid of most of the seam on the back.
2. I did a three-needle bind off for the shoulders.
3. I didn't make the 2" facing on the hem or the cuff. I used a provisional cast-on and then followed the instructions in the Rogue mods for altering the hem.
Comments: Everything has already been said about this pattern. It is wonderfully written, the charts are clear, and the little details and features are cleverly done. At first I was reluctant to jump on the Rogue-bandwagon, but now I'm glad that I did.
The traditional Rogue pose:

I'm not a Rogue, I'm a follower. Baaa!

26 comments:

Agnes said...

Congratulations! I am so happy that everything worked out fine at the end. And your Rogue is wonderful ... I think the yarn has a very good stitch definition for the cables. I would really consider trying out this yarn myself.

Karen said...

It's awesome! And you're so cute too. :)

grumperina said...

Congratulaionts! You look great in your Rogue, your Rogue looks great, too!!!

Elizabeth said...

awesome job! I love the color - and the fit is perfect. and our weather is actually cooperating enough so you can wear it - woo hoo!

amylovie said...

It looks great Laura. Purple is a good color for you.

Amy

goodkarma said...

Magnificent! It's a perfect fit and those cables really pop in the yarn you chose. Yay!

Jennifer said...

It is beautiful! The cables really show well in that yarn, and it fits perfectly!

Pumpkinmama said...

A very hard won victory - it looks wonderful on you, congrats.

Trillian42 said...

Wow! That looks awesome!

Meredith said...

Looks great! Glad everything worked out with the yarn in the end.

Terby said...

Nothing profound to add - this is one of the sweater patterns I have loved since I first saw it, but have yet to knit. Your version looks great on you!

Rachel said...

Wow, how very worth the wait and the extra effort. It looks wonderful. And what a nice photo of you!

Mintyfresh said...

It looks just fabulous. I'm so glad that you managed to get the correctly dyed yarn. Huzzah!

monkeemaven said...

PURPLE MACHINE WASHABLE SHEEPIES!

Looks wonderful, of course... and on Tuesday night we can be twins!

Pyewacket said...

So. Gorgeous.

Ingrid said...

Good job! Rogue looks very cute on you! I like your modifications too;

roxy ^-o-^ said...

I am, yet again, way impressed. Laura - you definitely have the gift of talent and cute :)

Jes said...

It looks great! And all the colors match. yay!

Laura said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! You look great in that color.

I am obviously late, but I may need to join the Rogue party. It looks like a really fun pattern.

Alison said...

It looks absolutely wonderful!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful! I love the tweediness of the yarn (I love me some tweed). Rogue seems to be an excellent pattern.

- MJ

Sarah said...

Great yarn, great pattern! I like the tweedy look - I wouldn't see picking it for cables, but you have proved to me that it works! Very cute.

Stoat said...

both you and Rogue look brilliant! i am so impressed!

KnitPastis said...

You did a beautiful job on this Rogue! Love the color purple.

Bezzie said...

Pretty!!!

woolcat said...

Nice job - it looks great!