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aprilbetty
09-29-2010, 09:28 AM
I have just finished this sweater for 7-yr-old DGD. I used cable patterns from Elsebeth's Lavold's "Viking Patterns for Knitting." Many thanks to LANA for suggesting that I would enjoy the cables in this book. I used the tables in Ann Budd's "The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns" for the sweater dimensions. Here are the pictures:

margz3
09-29-2010, 09:29 AM
WOW - that is simply gorgeous! :heart:

kmaclean
09-29-2010, 01:00 PM
Beautiful work putting together your own pattern ... it looks awesome! And the buttons are too cute! :woot:

Jan in CA
09-29-2010, 01:04 PM
Wow, that is stunning! Beautiful work! :inlove:

Lana
09-29-2010, 03:40 PM
:inlove: OUTSTANDING Betty!
Wonderful cable placements, exquisitely finished.

Anyone who likes cables, would L:heart:VE Elsebeth's Lavold's "Viking Patterns for Knitting."

melmac51
09-29-2010, 08:45 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!! You are talented.
:yay: :cheering: :yay: :cheering:

ArtLady1981
09-30-2010, 01:18 AM
This is absolutely gorgeous! An heirloom piece! I recognize Elsebeth's 'Viking Cables'! You adapted them perfectly! I am very very impressed with your work and this darling sweater!!!

WandaT
09-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Wow ... I'm speechless (and that doesn't happen often)! This is incredible! Great job!!

AIR
09-30-2010, 03:30 PM
It's really lovely! I like it!

GrandmaLori
10-02-2010, 01:50 AM
It's so intricate and beautiful. I love the cable right by the buttonhole band, and how it spreads out into that diamond shape on the front chest. Oh, and I love the motif in the center back, and the twists around the midriff. I'm so impressed!

Slim
10-02-2010, 06:26 AM
That's beautiful! Lovely, lovely work. I know she'll be very proud of it.

aprilbetty
10-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Thanks so much everybody! This sweater was so much fun to do, and I'm sure DGD will love it. The diamond patterns depict the Viking happiness sign. I forgot to say in the first post that the yarn is Lion cotton-ease (50% cotton and 50% acrylic) and I used size 6 needles. The yarn calls for size 8, but the cables are much better defined with size 6. I love knitting with cotton-ease.

MerigoldinWA
10-05-2010, 03:14 PM
aprilbetty, that is a beautiful sweater!! :heart: All the elements go together so well. The yarn really shows off your bold cables, interesting placement of the cables too. I like your collar and the little buttons are the finishing touch. I'll bet your granddaughter likes that. Lovely knitting and planning. :woot:

aprilbetty
10-05-2010, 07:18 PM
aprilbetty, that is a beautiful sweater!! :heart: All the elements go together so well. The yarn really shows off your bold cables, interesting placement of the cables too. I like your collar and the little buttons are the finishing touch. I'll bet your granddaughter likes that. Lovely knitting and planning. :woot:

Thanks! The planning of the sweaters is as much fun as the knitting.

Debbie
10-05-2010, 07:50 PM
Beautiful !