Monday, September 21, 2015

Illegal Use of a Cable: 15-Yard Penalty...

If knitting were a major sporting event, this garment should basically just forfeit.  I can't even begin to explain the multitude of eye-assaulting, taste-battering faults committed by this one knitting pattern.

Let me just sum up what I see:

Knit sideways in super bulky, reverse-stockinette (or garter), cropped, cowl-neck with a gigantic, poorly executed cable right across the bust, extending to the ends of the elbow-length sleeves.  The whole thing is just FOUL.  Maybe the color is passable?  It's bordering on teal, though.  And y'all know how strongly I feel about teal.


It hurts.

Like getting cleats in your face in a soccer match, socked in the jaw by a hockey puck, or slammed at the line of scrimmage by a truly "offensive" lineman.

Anyway, I stumbled on that crime against wool up there while searching for a knitting pattern for a winter pullover that featured an interesting use of a cable or cables.  There are several contenders, but I stopped dead in my tracks at the sight of the above, utterly dumbfounded.

Leaning towards one of these:

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