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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Cable Hoodie

I decided I had better start with a sleeve and see how it goes. The first sleeve I cast on for was Extra Large. The cuff was so wide I could put both wrists in it. My wrist and hands are small 6 3/4 inches around. ( how I wish the rest of me still matched the wrists) Frogged the first one. And that hurt, all that damn ribbing for nothing, grrrr
I then cast on for the small wrist, knit the damn ribbing again. I have done two repeats of the pattern, but I am increasing for the size large. Unlike Bets and the rest of you sweater knitters I have never knit a sweater that has to fit someone in particular. Since the sleeves are set in, I know from sewing that the sleeve cap has got to match the body arm. Not wise to fudge in that area.
I left off the bobbles. I like doing bobbles, but not on something I am wearing. I have enough bobbles of my own, thank you very much. Without the bobbles the cable is a bit boring. So I think I will hunt up a loose cable pattern for BW. Something more interesting to knit. Just leave the pattern cables on the sleeves and maybe two on the back. Of course I may not get to the back until 2010. If they let me play with sharp things at the Old Ladies Home :-)
I love the Highland Wool (no itchy stuff) and I love the color. Not much to look at yet. That is with the cuff turned up. I think if I were doing it again, I would skip the turned up cuff. But I ain't doing that cuff again.

Cuff down

By Suzann
On Sunday, November 18, 2007
At 11/18/2007 12:03:00 PM
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Blogger Lisa W. Says:

great color and i LOVE that broken cable pattern (er whatever it's called). and your ribbing dahling is spectacular!

Blogger Lisa W. Says:

great color and i LOVE that broken cable pattern (er whatever it's called). and your ribbing dahling is spectacular!

Blogger smariek Says:

That looks like stitch pattern # 150 in NKSL, pg 94. It's a nice cable, but I understand how bobbles can be too much of a good thing.

Blogger junior_goddess Says:

Guess I should put that bag o' brilliant blue in the mail, huh??

Blogger Suzann Says:

No rush Bets, I frogged it twice since yesterday. I think I will leave it until after Thanksgiving. Also I stabbed my right index finger with that size 7 needle.
Thanks ladies :-)

Anonymous Put a Sock in it Says:

Love the cabling, love the colour, love your neat ribbing! :)

And snap! I've just poked a hole in my finger with a 4 mm tip. Ouch!

Blogger Grace Yaskovic Says:

love the color and hear that knitting daily will have larger sizes of the pattern available next month, it might make great after Christmas knitting, but if you need something to knit over the holiday socks may be nice, hint hint Have a wonderful holiday my friend!!!

Blogger Joan Says:

That is some sweater! Wowza. I know I will never be able to fit one properly so have long-abandoned the idea of knitting a sweater. ;-}


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