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Cable me

August 29th, 2007

Cables, cables, cables!

Yummy closeup

Just right!

A few days ago, probably in response to the cooler-than-usual fall-like weather, I cast on for this new design. It’s a “traditional” aran sweater knit from the shoulders down with minimal seaming. (In fact, I don’t think it’s going to need a stitch of seaming at all!)

What’s pictured above is the second try on this one. My first front/back chart was just too narrow and ended up with a neck sized for a six year old. Oops. So, back to the drawing board and a few hours of knitting later, I have a good start on a garment that should fit the way I want it. More or less.

I’m knitting with Shepherd’s Shades from Brown Sheep Company. A new yarn this season, it’s a wierdly crispy cabled yarn; 3 2-ply strands plied together. It’s also ever-so-slightly thick and thin. I’m really loving how it’s working up for this design, and the colour is so dreamy as well! I can see wearing this one a lot very very soon. Wouldn’t it be a great sweater to wear to SOAR? Wouldn’t it look beautiful with crisp fall leaves?

With August drawing to the close, I can already tell it’s going to be an interesting and exciting autumn.

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9 Responses to “Cable me”

  1. Andrea Says:

    That’s a lovely warm red you’ve chosen, I can’t wait to see the finished project!

  2. Sara Says:

    Still love it, love it, love it, love it, love it, … But i think you already knew that. 🙂
    See you tomorrow at the store. I’m coming to bug you for most of the day.

  3. Judy G. Says:

    Beautiful colour. Looking forward to seeing it done.

    Glad you’re feeling better.

  4. joh Says:

    *sigh* if only we had your kind of autumn, ours is sweltering.

    wanted to know, you made a purpley retro-femme shirt back in feb (http://www.indigirl.com/blog/?p=695), and i was wondering where that fabulous pattern was published.

    i hope you post some more pictures on the progress of the sweater!

  5. Juliane Says:

    Beautiful cables. What color is the wool? I may need to get some of that myself….. And are you going to offer the pattern for sale?
    Love your site.

  6. Lisa Says:

    Love that braided looking cable…beautiful!

  7. Catie Says:

    LOVE it!! I’ll be keeping my eye on this one!

  8. leanne Says:

    that is THE most amazing colour. i totally love it.

  9. DebbyinLV Says:

    It’s going to be gorgeous!! I love the color and the pattern!!

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