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Braden
08-01-2007, 10:50 AM
This month's challenge will be...

A CABLED Project!

I personally love cables. I think they're fun to execute, and they look so complicated, but most of them aren't! You can put them on anything, sweaters, socks, afghans, hats, scarves, etc. I'm going to post some links to cable tutorials and cabled sweaters and scarves.

I'm going to be working on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Hand to Hand Aran, a design that knits the arms and chest, and then has you pick up stitches and knit down for the body, so it should go very fast. All my other projects'll be on hold until then.

But, remember - If you're designing your own sweater/afghan/etc, remember to add extra stitches, as the cables draw in the fabric. The more the stitches, the more they draw in. I also recommend trying both cabling without a cable needle and cabling with a cable needle, then seeing which one you like best and which is more comfortable for you to do. I just find cabling without one more comfortable for me. Do what you like.

Okay, here are the links, as promised ;)

Cables without a cable needle - http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm

Amy has a video here on Cables with a Cable needle.

Here are some links to Cabled Projects, you can, of course, find others at Knitting Pattern Central (http://www.KnittingPatternCentral.com/)

Irish Hiking Scarf - http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm
Besotted Scarf - http://www.helloyarn.com/besottedcarf.htm
Berroco's Poonam -http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/poonam/poonam.html
Anniversary Sweater - http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall02/PATTanniversary.html

Enjoy!

*Edit - Look here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/) for Amy's new Cables without a Cable Needle video* (scroll down for video)

Aliquis
08-01-2007, 10:54 AM
i'm not sure if it's just me but I clicked on all of your links and none of them are opening for me. I'm getting HTTP 404 Not Found errors.

redheadrachel
08-01-2007, 10:56 AM
Oooh, I'm TOTALLY joining! Count me in for some cabled socks :) Greeeat opportunity to learn cabling without a needle!!!

Conti, GREAT choice for August KAL!

Riss
08-01-2007, 11:07 AM
I'm game... I've been wanting to learn how to cable since I started knitting. :)

Braden
08-01-2007, 11:11 AM
i'm not sure if it's just me but I clicked on all of your links and none of them are opening for me. I'm getting HTTP 404 Not Found errors.

I fixed them! :thumbsup:

Nobones
08-01-2007, 11:29 AM
I am so totally in! Another excellent challenge Conti knitter, I'm so pleased you've done another one.

I'm off to look through my patterns and stash!

knitknut
08-01-2007, 11:46 AM
Oh, this is awesome! I'm going to make a scarf or two for the Red Scarf Project this month. I once saw a scarf that is similar to the IHS except it has cables on both sides, so there is no "wrong" side. Does anyone happen to know what that pattern is?

stirsmommy
08-01-2007, 12:06 PM
Ok I totally bailed last month due to knitting/yarn issues. Although the stuff is just tabled for now. But this I am certain I can do. I have already cast on an Irish Hiking scarf but as much as I love the yarn (diagrove fine) I think the pattern of my cables is going to get lost in it. I think I hear a lys calling me to come. Since they don't open for an hour can anyone give me suggestions for something soft, yummy and kind of cheap? The yarn budget is getting close to none existent. Maybe I can pass this off as a Christmas expense if I give it away???

Nobones
08-01-2007, 01:00 PM
:cry: I can't find my cable bag pattern! It was a small cable bag with a handle. Oh well plenty of time to find it.

LadyB
08-01-2007, 01:04 PM
If I've already started a cabled project does it count? Or do I have to start a new project to join?

redheadrachel
08-01-2007, 01:16 PM
If I've already started a cabled project does it count? Or do I have to start a new project to join?
I'm pretty sure that you can use one you've already started. I don't think the rules are so hard and fast, they're just suggesting that we all work on some cables during August. It's a good way to help each other when you're working on the same thing, but it's not like there are very specific rules of when you must start/finish your project. You're already started - think of that as a bonus? :woot:

Braden
08-01-2007, 01:32 PM
Right - You've got a head start! I just started on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Hand-to-hand aran, pics later!

amy
08-01-2007, 02:16 PM
Wow Conti, what great timing...I actually have a new video on cabling without a cable needle! We edited it last month but haven't had a chance to put it on the site. Sheldon has just put it up this moment! Look in Advanced Techniques.

:psst: We've also got a new video on making bobbles. You heard it here first!

Braden
08-01-2007, 02:19 PM
Can't wait to see the new videos! I like to watch some of them just for the heck of it. :shrug:

jeanius80
08-01-2007, 02:32 PM
i am in! i have some great red sock yarn (from lambzie divy woolens (http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5780953)) I wanted to make some sort of cabled sock pattern.... off to search my books and then online for the perfect pattern! Great choice Conti, and thanks for the newest video Amy!!

PaperGirl
08-01-2007, 02:35 PM
Youve just given me a good reason to FINALLY cast on my Irish Hiking Scarf. :woohoo:

suziehomemaker
08-01-2007, 02:44 PM
I'm definitely in!

I just need to finish my baby cardigan and hat set and then I'm on to another square for the Great American Aran Afghan! This is a perfect challenge for me this month!

lissalue
08-01-2007, 04:20 PM
I am in. i love cables, and I think that another group I am in is knitting Cabled socks this month, so that will get both done! :cheering:

redheadrachel
08-01-2007, 04:38 PM
Do any of you know where I could find a cable stitch pattern like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Knitcable.jpg or similar? I've been searching ALL DAY...

There are some sock patterns that I really love, but the cabled ones are sometimes requiring Size 0 dpns, which I would love to make in the future, but buying new needles really isn't something I can do right now. So I have size 2s, and I'm planning to just slap a sweet cable onto my basic sock pattern...

I want something more challenging than the types of cable that you can find in the Irish Hiking Scarf, but some of the cables are just really complicated. I want a kind of in-between one, some sort of double braid thing (great description, I know) Anyone know where I can find it?

jeanius80
08-01-2007, 05:40 PM
try this cable tutorial rachel:
how to unvent a cable (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html)
you could use the cable she uses or apply it to, really, any cable you see and like. (i haven't tried this, as i can't seem to read charts w/o getting terribly confused!:pout:)

redheadrachel
08-01-2007, 05:45 PM
Oh my goodness! That tutorial on creating cables is AMAZING! It makes a lot of sense, plus it makes understanding cable charts slightly easier than deciphering hieroglyphics, which is what I've compared it to in the past. I'd say this tutorial = my Rosetta stone.

jeanius80
08-01-2007, 05:57 PM
you're welcome! i found it about a month ago when i was searching for info on a braided cable for a baby blanket. i bookmarked it ;)

madametj
08-01-2007, 06:14 PM
oh, well this is easy since i've had the irish hiking scarf as a boredom WIP for like, the past 6 months. :roll:

madametj
08-01-2007, 06:25 PM
oh, and here's a pattern: Cabled Anklet Socks (http://www.freevintageknitting.com/socks/5712-socks-pattern.html)

Alynmc
08-01-2007, 07:49 PM
I'll join. I just picked up a copy of creative knitting and there is a pattern for a cabled dishcloth, so I think I will give that a try.

Andrea

Ingrid
08-01-2007, 07:59 PM
It still counts--you don't need to start anything new to join a knit-along.

Shandeh
08-01-2007, 08:32 PM
oh, and here's a pattern: Cabled Anklet Socks (http://www.freevintageknitting.com/socks/5712-socks-pattern.html)

I love that pattern. Thanks, my friend! :hug:

dreamsherl
08-01-2007, 09:51 PM
Cool. I have several cabled projects OTN now. :woot::woohoo::woot:

Snugglebugmom
08-01-2007, 10:45 PM
oh, and here's a pattern: Cabled Anklet Socks (http://www.freevintageknitting.com/socks/5712-socks-pattern.html)

I am so making these! Thanks for posting the link, I love them and they look like the perfect August project for me.

stirsmommy
08-01-2007, 10:52 PM
Well color me excited!:woot: I managed to cast on and get to my first cabled row on my irish hiking scarf. Wow that isn't as bad as I thought it would be. A bit awkward but not awful. If all goes this smoothly it will be a quick knit. Then I have to figure out the whole blocking thing. I haven't done that before so that will be another challenge. It is a great reward project. It is the carrot that will get me throught the hood of ds's sweater and the bulk of dd's. Thanks for the challenge Conti.

Samsam
08-01-2007, 11:25 PM
I lovee cables!
I really think I'll make this http://www.cogknition.org/patterns/quinn/
But I'll skip the knitting in the round part and just make two pieces and sew together.
Maybe this choker pattern too :) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19577.0

momwolf
08-01-2007, 11:29 PM
Rachael
Is this something like it
http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/celtic/
OR here is a cable generator
http://sweaterproject.org/?page_id=602

redheadrachel
08-02-2007, 12:15 AM
Rachael
Is this something like it
http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/celtic/
OR here is a cable generator
http://sweaterproject.org/?page_id=602
Thank you! I've decided to go with this one, that someone posted up earlier: http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html

Braden
08-02-2007, 10:03 AM
Okay, here's what I've got so far on EZ's Hand to Hand aran sweater. I cast on at the right cuff, and it goes really fast because most of the cable pattern rows are mostly just working straight, except for Barbara Walker's "Fractured Lattice" on the ends that only crosses 1 stitch over one stitch. It's a very simple design, so that'll give me a chance of actually finishing it by the end of August. I think after this one, I'll do another one, but this time, I'll do the yoke in garter stitch.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/986347760_4f0e6c2aba.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/986347760_4f0e6c2aba.jpg)

I'm knitting it on a 5mm. needle, a US #8. The gauge is 4 stitches per inch, so it should go fast. I just finished the increasing, and I now work straight to the neck, work the neck, and then careen down the second sleeve, all in one piece. I then pick up stitches around the yoke and knit down for the body in stocking stitch. What do you think?

redheadrachel
08-02-2007, 10:27 AM
Wow, Conti, I'm so impressed!! I'm surprised by the way that color really shows off the cabling - I never would have expected that!
I've begun and frogged my sock a few times now, because I'm kind of making it up and trying to get it exactly right. This is such a fun project to do!
And I have to say, cabling without a needle is the BEST!

suziehomemaker
08-02-2007, 10:36 AM
It's beautiful! I really like the braided cable in the center!

Riss
08-02-2007, 10:44 AM
I've finally figured out what project I'm going to do. At first I thought I'd just do the irish hiking scarf... But then I joined somewhat of a swap thing (see my blog) so I'm going to make this (http://thegivingflower.de/patterns/Cabled_Fingerless2.1_20060304.pdf) for my girlfriend Lane in Texas.

It'll be my first project in the round too! The only thing is, I need to pick up a good set of DPNs before I'm willing to cast on.The plastic ones I have are stabbing my fingers constantly. :(

I'm all excited to get started though!

ADAllen
08-02-2007, 01:10 PM
I've got a pretty full knitting schedule this month. I may not get to a cable project. I'm definitely going to try to at least do a practice piece to learn cables though.

Shandeh
08-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Congratulations on being our monthly KAL person again, ContiKnitter! :hug:

Braden
08-02-2007, 02:42 PM
I'll be doing September, too! :cheering:

Shandeh
08-02-2007, 02:42 PM
I'll be doing September, too! :cheering:
Woo Hoo! :happydance:

redheadrachel
08-02-2007, 02:59 PM
Yeah Conti, I've liked both of these monthly challenges! :D Great job!
I'm really enjoying working on this one. Cabling doesn't have to be too difficult, but it can be challenging enough to keep you interested. It's definitely keeping me on my toes!! :D

stirsmommy
08-02-2007, 03:01 PM
That is what I am liking about this scarf. It is not hard but it is way more fun than the endless stockinette for that hoodie. I should just go ahead and finish but I am having trouble getting myself to do it so for now the scarf is the carrot.

Braden
08-02-2007, 03:30 PM
That's kinda what I go for in the challenges - to let people step out of their comfort zone, to learn something new and to find out that it isn't really as hard as they had thought before.

jeanius80
08-02-2007, 09:35 PM
ok conti, here is a button! let me know ifit's too big :)

Braden
08-03-2007, 09:02 AM
Thanks! I love this one!

redheadrachel
08-03-2007, 10:36 AM
Do any of you find that cabling really slows down your knitting? I don't really mind, and I love how I just twist some stitches and cables seem to appear like magic, but I think it makes me knit a lot slower, too... Do any of you experience this as well?

suziehomemaker
08-03-2007, 10:40 AM
Usually I'm slower for the first couple pattern repeats and then as it becomes more intuitive I speed up. I'm that way with lace too.

I still use a cable needle though. I put that video for cabling without a cable needle on my To Do list. I'm curious to see how it will work with more complex cables.

PaperGirl
08-03-2007, 10:59 AM
I cast on for the Irish Hiking Scarf last night, and got all the way through the pattern twice.

Its not as bad as I thought. :roflhard: The pattern is SO easy to remember! I cant believe I held this one off for so long!

Jill A.
08-03-2007, 11:51 AM
I am about 1 foot into the Irish hiking scarf, using the cream color of RYC Cashsoft. It is lovely. I can't wait to finish it. I took it to knitting last night and got a round of applause. (Because they have been talking me into cables for about a month.)

Braden
08-03-2007, 12:10 PM
Cabling speeds up my knitting. :shrug: And, cabling w/o a cable needle is great for any cables, I use it all the time.

dewdrops
08-03-2007, 03:37 PM
That sounds wonderful! Braden came up with cables for the August monthly challenge. The EZ sweater's sleeve is great!:cheering:
Will definately watch Amy's video on cabling to get started.
Thankyou! Amy:hug: for the wonderful video, I will learn cables from you.
As my first cable project I have chosen a baby hat (http://sweaterbabe.com/freeKnittingCrochetDownloads/57cable_baby_beanie.pdf).
Here's a link to the pattern http://sweaterbabe.com/freeKnittingCrochetDownloads/57cable_baby_beanie.pdf
Will keep everyone posted.
Dew :)

Braden
08-03-2007, 03:57 PM
Glad so many people like the challenges!

jeanius80
08-03-2007, 09:51 PM
i've decided if i get my pink ribbed socks done, i'm going to knit widdershins (http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer06/PATTwiddershins.html) in cables with some pretty red yarn i have :)

Braden
08-03-2007, 09:54 PM
Those socks'll look great in red!

lady~PURL
08-03-2007, 11:20 PM
I am doing the persephone scarf from smariekblog and it is beautiful lots of cables half way done because I already started but it is a really cool scarf!!!!!!!!!

victoriarose
08-03-2007, 11:28 PM
Okay, I have never participated in anything like this but I would certainly like to try. I taught myself to knit (with the help of KH) for the sole purpose of creating/designing things with cables. My first FO was the Cabled Hobo Bag, and now I'm knitting cables in my dreams at night:eyes:! I can't get enough! Please count me in, but I do have a few questions...
1) Can I design it myself?
2) Is there a date/deadline to submit/show FO?
3) Can I use your beautiful button in my siggy or on my blog?

Sorry, but I'm REALLY excited about this :yay:!

redheadrachel
08-03-2007, 11:38 PM
1) Can I design it myself?
2) Is there a date/deadline to submit/show FO?
3) Can I use your beautiful button in my siggy or on my blog?

1) Yes.
2) No.
3) Yes.

Welcome! :woot:

Braden
08-04-2007, 12:18 AM
My goal for the challenges is to "liberate" people, so to speak, so go ahead and do anything you like! It's a plus if you design it yourself, then you're creating something that is uniquely yours! I just want people to see that some of the techniques are not nearly as hard as they had previously thought.

victoriarose
08-04-2007, 12:28 AM
Thank You!!! :woot:This is just waaaay too much fun.........OMG! :oo: ...Now I need to :think: about what I'm going to do :shrug:.
It's been a long, :hot:summer with 5 really :pout: (bored) kids, and 1 extremely :gah:over-worked husband! Cables remind me of Autumn...my :heart: season.
Everything seems to go back to :knitting:(normal routine).

PS. Thanxs for allowing me to play with my "inner- child" here for a moment!

Shandeh
08-04-2007, 12:35 AM
I just got the Fall issue of Interweave Knits in the mail today, and guess what the feature is? CABLES!

There are LOTS of cable patterns in the magazine.
Check it out!
http://www.interweaveknits.com/preview/2007_fall.asp

I think I'll make the Tyrolean Stockings.
http://www.interweaveknits.com/galleries/bonus/fall2007/budd.asp

Braden
08-04-2007, 12:44 AM
Wow, perfect timing, huh?

jeanius80
08-04-2007, 12:57 PM
Wow, perfect timing, huh?
i am begining to think conti is an intern or on staff at interweave! :lol: your challenges seem to correspond with thier issues :) The fall issue has lots of beutiful cable patterns. i may choose a different sock pattern from there instead of widdershins... the dna sock is pretty cool ;)

Zebragirlnz
08-04-2007, 04:25 PM
Oh, this is awesome! I'm going to make a scarf or two for the Red Scarf Project this month. I once saw a scarf that is similar to the IHS except it has cables on both sides, so there is no "wrong" side. Does anyone happen to know what that pattern is?

Hey Knitknut, In my search for a cable pattern, I found this one for a reversible cable scarf http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html?noImages=0 at the lion brand website, hope its what you are looking for.

As for my own cabled project, its a semi creation of my own, my sister bought a book ages ago, when she was in her knitting phase called The New Knitting Stitch Library by Lesley Stanfield, so I am using something out of that to create my project. Just been through the chart once, so will go through it one more time then I might post a pic! I am so proud of myself - first time attempting a cable, and first time following a chart! Had my moments of doubt, but as a wise knitter once told me "Trust the pattern!"

Braden
08-04-2007, 04:39 PM
i am begining to think conti is an intern or on staff at interweave! :lol: your challenges seem to correspond with thier issues :) The fall issue has lots of beutiful cable patterns. i may choose a different sock pattern from there instead of widdershins... the dna sock is pretty cool ;)


Nope, not on staff! I don't even know what the issues are going to have in them until they come to my house, which is way after the challenges.

Shandeh
08-04-2007, 06:44 PM
Look into your crystal ball, and guess what they're doing next time! I wanna see if you're right! :teehee:

Belphoebe
08-04-2007, 06:52 PM
I lovee cables!
I really think I'll make this http://www.cogknition.org/patterns/quinn/
But I'll skip the knitting in the round part and just make two pieces and sew together.
Maybe this choker pattern too :) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19577.0

Thanks for the bag pattern! It was just what I was looking for! :happydance:

Braden
08-04-2007, 09:30 PM
Look into your crystal ball, and guess what they're doing next time! I wanna see if you're right! :teehee:

:roflhard: Now that I'm actually trying to, I probably can't! But, I have a pretty good idea! (for next month's challenge)

Shandeh
08-04-2007, 11:54 PM
:psst: Is it Fair Isle? :teehee:

...dotty...
08-05-2007, 12:18 AM
Hello everybody !

Count me in if this pattern is acceptable........
http://allbuttonedup.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/ninetofive/ (http://allbuttonedup.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/ninetofive/)

It's not the old-fashioned way of making cables, but the finished product looks like cables to me ! What do you think...........am I in ?

I was this far this morning...... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottycam/1008901690/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottycam/1008901690/)

I'm sorry,....... I can't figure out how to shrink my photos most of the time, so I provide links to my flickr page.

I'm about 16 rows into the 34 row heel flap, now, hoping this sock is not going to be too small :??.

And this is the first time I've been able to get one of the symbols to go into my signature correctly ! Woo Hoo !:woohoo:

ArtLady1981
08-05-2007, 04:36 AM
Okay, here's what I've got so far on EZ's Hand to Hand aran sweater. I cast on at the right cuff, and it goes really fast because most of the cable pattern rows are mostly just working straight, except for Barbara Walker's "Fractured Lattice" on the ends that only crosses 1 stitch over one stitch. It's a very simple design, so that'll give me a chance of actually finishing it by the end of August. I think after this one, I'll do another one, but this time, I'll do the yoke in garter stitch.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/986347760_4f0e6c2aba.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1246/986347760_4f0e6c2aba.jpg)

I'm knitting it on a 5mm. needle, a US #8. The gauge is 4 stitches per inch, so it should go fast. I just finished the increasing, and I now work straight to the neck, work the neck, and then careen down the second sleeve, all in one piece. I then pick up stitches around the yoke and knit down for the body in stocking stitch. What do you think?

Hi'ya Conti! :waving: Wonderfully interesting cables, and your excellent color choice adds lots of warmth and depth to the work! Kudos! :thumbsup:

Cia
08-05-2007, 05:09 AM
Ok I'm in, just gotta make the pattern first. I'll be making a sweater for a teddy of mine, my bf won it for me at a carneval after I had complained abt the fact that it was guy competitions that had teddy's and that it was terribly unfair that I couldn't win one. Just gotta figure out the gauge of my yarn and do some meassuring and figure out what cables to use and then I'll start knitting...:knitting:

ArtLady1981
08-05-2007, 05:27 AM
Hi! :waving:

I would like to join the AUGUST Challenge! :grphug:

Hmmm, what to knit, what to knit, what to knit. I am finished blocking the BACK, two FRONTS, and two SLEEVES for my KHAKI CABLES (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=59483) cardigan, and will just add the 2x2 front and neck ribbing tomorrow....soooo...this project, although not technically done...will not count! :wink:

I started two Viking Cables (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=61991) scarves in mid-July and both are at 15" length and 45" to go. I had to put them "on hold" after one skein each... to finish up other pressing (knitting) projects. I could finish these within this Challenge...but...somehow, it isn't challenging to me now that they are started. :pout:

Well, I'll rummage around in my stack of HOT patterns tomorrow, and see what I can come up with! I have numerous cabled projects tagged as HOT! The Fall 2007 VOGUE 25th Anniversary Issue has some great patterns...a side-to-side cabled pullover is exciting. It is knit with 12 st = 4". So, Rowan POLAR will do! I have some cream POLAR in my Stash right now!

BTW: HERE (http://www.vogueknitting.com/vkm/?q=node/259) is a link to a great VOGUE cable pattern! You will :heart: it! It is called Flirtation...and it would make a great center design for a scarf. Just add some interesting border around it to embellish it a bit!

ArtLady1981
08-05-2007, 07:06 AM
Hi! :waving:

Okay already, I found a pattern in Elsebeth Lavold's "Second Viking Knits Collection". The cardigan is called BORGHILD. It is a longish cardigan, deemed "ADVANCED" by the designer.

The ADVANCED part comes into play because the cable bordering both FRONTS continues up over the shoulders and across the back of the neck, and involves short-rowing the cabled area to "curve" it around the back of the neck and shoulders. My first time doing this continued cable swath...but, I think I get it. Elsebeth also does lifted increases in the middle of the row to begin the cable work.

Anyway, I have had this cardigan on my HOT list for some time now...and I have had the yarn ready to go for months. It is a Louisa Harding dk yarn ("Grace"... 50% Merino/50% Silk) in a deep burnt chocolate. I don't remember seeing a brown that is richer or classier looking. This yarn has a subtle sheen that is "to-die-for". See photo below.

I have some catching up to do! This is August 5th, and I can't cast on for BORGHILD until Tuesday. Have to finish off KHAKI CABLES. Well, we have a 9 day wilderness vacation coming up next week! I will KNIT KNIT KNIT while DH cuts down trees and works on the log house!


Anyhoo, here is the model photo of BORGHILD:
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/borghild.jpg


Here is my color, "Chocolate" number 9. Yummy. http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/387.jpg

Here is a photo of the yarn, showing the "sheen". Yum. Mine is NOT pink...my yarn is the chocolate #9 above.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/Grace20-20Silk2020WoolL.jpg

dreamsherl
08-05-2007, 10:56 AM
Alright, here is my project. I'm making the Central Park Hoodie for my DD.

http://www.knitscene.com/images/bonus/2006/13-central-park-hoodie.jpg

I'm using Plymouth Yarn's Plymouth Tweed 100% virgin Lambswool. I got it on sale at my LYS buy seven get four free (6.75 a skein).

I posting the work that I did so far and I say that because I have to :frog:. Yes the frog has reared it's ugly head. In my eagerness to be done with the ribbing and to start the body of the back, I forgot to switch from size 6 needles to size 8's. :waah: So, after posting this I'l be doing damage control.

tootie44
08-05-2007, 12:40 PM
Ok, I'm in for this one too. My very first cables!! So exciting! I am doing the Irish Hiking Scarf but I really like that reversible cable scarf pattern posted earlier, so I may try that next.

I had some wool ease laying around so I am going to use that.

ArtLady1981
08-05-2007, 12:40 PM
Alright, here is my project. I'm making the Central Park Hoodie for my DD.

http://www.knitscene.com/images/bonus/2006/13-central-park-hoodie.jpg

I'm using Plymouth Yarn's Plymouth Tweed 100% virgin Lambswool. I got it on sale at my LYS buy seven get four free (6.75 a skein).

I posting the work that I did so far and I say that because I have to :frog:. Yes the frog has reared it's ugly head. In my eagerness to be done with the ribbing and to start the body of the back, I forgot to switch from size 6 needles to size 8's. :waah: So, after posting this I'l be doing damage control.

Hi Dreamzgirl! I feel yer pain! :frog: I can't count the times I have done the same thing! Well, the first few inches were "practice", eh? Maybe an "extra swatch test", right?

May I ask, where can I find the pattern for this adorable hoodie? I would eventually like to make this for my DD as well. Not for this Challenge, but maybe a few projects down the line.

Thanks for taking time to post the photo! I remember seeing this on KH somewhere, but can't remember where!

dreamsherl
08-05-2007, 01:53 PM
ArtLady1981,

I'm taking the frogging in stride. It was a good practice run. I'm glad I realized my mistake after the second repeat and not further down the line.

The pattern is in the Fall 2006 Knitscene magazine. There is a correction page (http://www.knitscene.com/2006/corrections.asp)for this pattern on the knitscene website.

redheadrachel
08-05-2007, 02:09 PM
I loove the Central Park hoodie! That's going to look so nice! Props to all the people doing cabled cardis - one day, I will be as awesome as you! :muah:

ArtLady1981
08-05-2007, 08:15 PM
ArtLady1981,


I'm taking the frogging in stride. It was a good practice run. I'm glad I realized my mistake after the second repeat and not further down the line.


The pattern is in the Fall 2006 Knitscene magazine. There is a correction page (http://www.knitscene.com/2006/corrections.asp)for this pattern on the knitscene website.


Thanks Dreamsherl! I appreciate the info and the link!
Keep us posted on your progress! I love this pattern!
And, I love your sense of humor. The way you express yourself is refreshing!

dreamsherl
08-05-2007, 08:28 PM
I'm almost back to the point that I had to start frogging. :woot:

redmom37
08-05-2007, 10:10 PM
I'm in! don't know what to make yet but I'm in!.:woohoo:

redheadrachel
08-05-2007, 10:53 PM
Ooh I'm having such a fun time with this project! I'm nearly done with my first sock, but it's taking me longer than usual. I think it's good because it's teaching me patience - that the process is really as rich as the finished product. I'm really pleased with the way mine is turning out. For all of you who have already begun, are you pleased with how yours is looking so far? :) Have fun, everyone!

Braden
08-06-2007, 09:00 AM
Glad everybody likes the challenge. Artlady and Dreamsherl, your projects are going to look great once knit up!

knitknut
08-06-2007, 01:35 PM
:cheering::cheering: That is it! Thank you Zebragirlnz!!!!!!!! I'll start on it as soon as I finished the one I'm working on (cuz I'm almost done, not because I'm above working on more that one scarf at a time :oo:)

PaperGirl
08-06-2007, 02:07 PM
:woohoo:

My Irish Hiking Scarf!

When I did the first 2 repeats, I was so excited, I yelled to DH to come see what I did!

He was not as excited as I was. :neutral:

Braden
08-06-2007, 02:08 PM
I love the way mine's turning out!

jeanius80
08-06-2007, 02:12 PM
very pretty papergirl! i love the color :)

redheadrachel
08-06-2007, 02:14 PM
Yeah Papergirl!! I really really love that color - it's going to be such a pretty scarf. I have loved everything that I've seen you guys working on so far. There's just something about cables :inlove:

dreamsherl
08-06-2007, 02:57 PM
Your scarf looks lovely Papergirl. I like the color also. What yarn are you using?

PaperGirl
08-06-2007, 03:33 PM
Its Knit Picks WotA in Pidgeon Twist. A purple/grey color.

Thanks for the kudos, everyone! :heart:

ArtLady1981
08-06-2007, 07:06 PM
:woohoo:

My Irish Hiking Scarf!

When I did the first 2 repeats, I was so excited, I yelled to DH to come see what I did!

He was not as excited as I was. :neutral:


Your work is simply gorgeous! :thumbsup: That Irish Hiking Scarf is soooo attractive! It would be suitable for either man or woman! LOVE IT! Thanks for taking time to share photos!:waving:

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 01:48 AM
:pout:Hi'ya! :waving:

I have knit dozens of cabled projects, mostly sweaters.

There are 3 very important things that I always do before casting on my first piece!

1) I make a gauge swatch...and keep swatching until I have the gauge right. Stitch gauge is most important, as everyone knows...however, row gauge is very important with cabled project.

2) I make a photocopy of the chart(s)...and color-code/outline all the different cable sequences. This is for easier cable identification while knitting on the row.

3) I re-write the pattern in a tablet...using more understandable terms, etc. FOR MYSELF. This re-writing also helps me visualize how this garment piece is going to work out, blow-by-blow. This blow-by-blow re-writing step is very important for me when knitting Elsebeth Lavold designs, because she is Swedish speaking, and the translation to English is HUH? It is amazing how pattern directions can be soooo fuzzy and unclear when the original language was not English.

Do these 3 steps take time? YES...but less time than frogging,:frog:or tinking, and trying to figure out why things are not turning out quite right! :pout: If you start your next cabled sweater and prepare yourself by following my first three steps, you will make less mistakes, and you will feel more in control of your knitting.

I hope this helps you with your August Challenge, or on the next cabled project you knit!

So, here are some photos of Steps 1-3:

1) The gauge swatch. I cast on 2 extra edge stitches, and knit two additonal rows...all for easier measuring of the 22 st wide and 30 rows tall gauge measurements.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_2504.jpg

Step 2: The color-code/outlining of all cable sequences on the chart(s):
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_2508.jpg

Step 3: The "re-write" for clarification.http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_2500.jpg

Zebragirlnz
08-07-2007, 02:57 AM
:cheering::cheering: That is it! Thank you Zebragirlnz!!!!!!!! I'll start on it as soon as I finished the one I'm working on (cuz I'm almost done, not because I'm above working on more that one scarf at a time :oo:)

No worries, Knitknut! Glad I could help:happydance:

Braden
08-07-2007, 08:59 AM
ArtLady, row gauge is important, (though not as much as stitch gauge, but still important), so you have the cable pattern coming out the right hight. I once did a diamond pattern on a sweater, and there were supposed to be 4 diamonds on the front, I had 7. My row gauge was less than the directions. Now, I use my own patterns so I don't have to deal with that, or Elizabeth Zimmermann sweaters, where she only states stitch gauge.

suziehomemaker
08-07-2007, 09:12 AM
I love the idea of color coding charts! That is really going to help me with the GAAA squares! Thank you so much for sharing!

tootie44
08-07-2007, 09:45 AM
Here is what I have on my Irish Hiking Scarf so far. I really hate my yarn though (wool ease). I might try starting over with some nicer yarn. I like making cables though.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90/Tootie44/ugh003.jpg

PaperGirl
08-07-2007, 10:36 AM
Thats a neat color!

dewdrops
08-07-2007, 10:49 AM
Yippee! :cheering: First cabled project done!cloud9
Here are the details:
yarn : caron simply soft
colors : 9609 berry-blue and 9701 white
needles : US 8"
pattern:http://sweaterbabe.com/freeKnittingCrochetDownloads/57cable_baby_beanie.pdf
Acknowledgements:
Special Thanks
to Braden for inspiration (August 2007 KAL (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=63160)),
to Amy for teaching me how to accomplish cable knitting,(Advanced Technique Important Video (http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/)):hug:.
to SweaterBabe for the pattern(Cable Baby Beanie Hat (http://sweaterbabe.com/freeKnittingCrochetDownloads/57cable_baby_beanie.pdf)).
http://shilpa.mishra.googlepages.com/closeup.jpg
http://shilpa.mishra.googlepages.com/zoomed.jpg
http://shilpa.mishra.googlepages.com/above.jpg
http://shilpa.mishra.googlepages.com/top.jpg

Braden
08-07-2007, 11:16 AM
Special Thanks
to Braden for inspiration

:aww:

It looks really great!

redheadrachel
08-07-2007, 11:30 AM
Wow, great job on that cabled hat!! It looks beautiful! I like how Artlady color codes her cabled chart and writes out directions that make more sense to her - I'm sometimes afraid to do that, that it'll be "cheating," but now I'm giving myself full license :happydance:

Arielluria
08-07-2007, 12:15 PM
I'm in, I love cables too! And they are sooooo easy! I made my first Irish Hiking Scarf (free pattern here (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm)) a couple of weeks ago and am nearly finished with my second. Here's the first:
(KH post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=62451&highlight=irish+hiking+scarf))

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1296/860800633_9449e64042.jpg

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 03:13 PM
ArtLady, row gauge is important, (though not as much as stitch gauge, but still important), so you have the cable pattern coming out the right hight. I once did a diamond pattern on a sweater, and there were supposed to be 4 diamonds on the front, I had 7. My row gauge was less than the directions. Now, I use my own patterns so I don't have to deal with that, or Elizabeth Zimmermann sweaters, where she only states stitch gauge.

Hi Conti! :waving: When I swatched this yarn, the stitch gauge came out just right: 22 st = 4". The row gauge came out 31 rows = 4". [The prescribed row gauge was 30 rows = 4"]
If my gauge had been waaay off, I would have aborted either the pattern or the yarn. This Viking Cables pattern (BORGHILD) has cables that need to end up on a row 43 (a 44 rows repeat) at a certain point...about 13- 3/4". So, being off one row won't impact that too much. The designer made an FYI that it is more important to end up on a row 43 than to insist on the exact measurement of 13-3/4" to begin a certain step.

Some of Elsebeth Lavold cabled garments MUST be the exact row gauge to turn out. EG: several "inserted" cable designs begin and end at different points on the span of the garment. It all has to "sync". Sometimes, I use her signature yarn for that very reason. Fortunately, her signature yarns are fabulous! She uses Silky Wool and Silky Tweed for many of her cabled garments...and these two yarns are not too spendy! Lots of colors, and lots of online websites offer them at great prices! I love them. They breathe well when worn, and knit up great!

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 03:14 PM
I'm in, I love cables too! And they are sooooo easy! I made my first Irish Hiking Scarf (free pattern here (http://www.helloyarn.com/irishhikingcarf.htm)) a couple of weeks ago and am nearly finished with my second. Here's the first:
(KH post (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=62451&highlight=irish+hiking+scarf))

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1296/860800633_9449e64042.jpg


I JUST LOVE YOUR SCARF! THE COLOR, THE FRINGE, AND THE SHIH TZU! :heart:

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 03:17 PM
Here is what I have on my Irish Hiking Scarf so far. I really hate my yarn though (wool ease). I might try starting over with some nicer yarn. I like making cables though.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y90/Tootie44/ugh003.jpg

Your yarn is gorgeous IMHO! I love the flecks of color in it! You probably don't like the "feel" of it? The color is fab!

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 03:20 PM
Hi Dewdrops! WONDERFUL WORK! So you accomplished TWO CHALLENGES successfully: cables AND colorwork!

I wanna grow up to be like YOU! Thanks for taking time to post your photos!

Arielluria
08-07-2007, 03:28 PM
That resembles this one from Vogue Knitting, see my post reply on the cables thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=917145&postcount=83):
http://www.vogueknitting.com/vkm/images/howto/stitchlibrary/cables/stitch2_64.jpg

Also check out Lion Brand's stitch library (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=917145&postcount=83). All the cables are listed as "Cable:...." so all together.




Do any of you know where I could find a cable stitch pattern like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Knitcable.jpg or similar? I've been searching ALL DAY...

There are some sock patterns that I really love, but the cabled ones are sometimes requiring Size 0 dpns, which I would love to make in the future, but buying new needles really isn't something I can do right now. So I have size 2s, and I'm planning to just slap a sweet cable onto my basic sock pattern...

I want something more challenging than the types of cable that you can find in the Irish Hiking Scarf, but some of the cables are just really complicated. I want a kind of in-between one, some sort of double braid thing (great description, I know) Anyone know where I can find it?

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 03:33 PM
That resembles this one from Vogue Knitting, see my post reply on the cables thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=917145&postcount=83):

Also check out Lion Brand's stitch library (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showpost.php?p=917145&postcount=83). All the cables are listed as "Cable:...." so all together.

Hi'ya Arielluria! :waving: I love that cable! I am definitely going to incorporate it into a scarf soon! I just saw it on the VogueKnitting website this week! It is luverly! I had never seen it before!

jeanius80
08-07-2007, 04:01 PM
thanks for the links lu!
i am going to use the seven sisters cable (http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=300)in my baby blanket... i don't like how the one i started is coming out. i thought i was making a braided cable, but its just a cable that moves side to side :duh: i can't find a simple braided 12 stitch cable.. so seven sisters here i come!

Braden
08-07-2007, 04:11 PM
Hi Conti! :waving: When I swatched this yarn, the stitch gauge came out just right: 22 st = 4". The row gauge came out 31 rows = 4". [The prescribed row gauge was 30 rows = 4"]
If my gauge had been waaay off, I would have aborted either the pattern or the yarn. This Viking Cables pattern (BORGHILD) has cables that need to end up on a row 43 (a 44 rows repeat) at a certain point...about 13- 3/4". So, being off one row won't impact that too much. The designer made an FYI that it is more important to end up on a row 43 than to insist on the exact measurement of 13-3/4" to begin a certain step.

The cables on my sweater don't really need to be a certain size, but they're a bit smaller than Elizabeth's were on the model in her book. Once they've been blocked, they should even out just right. Can't wait too see your project!

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 05:55 PM
Hi ContiKnitter! :waving:

Yes, I know what you mean about most cables are not particular about row gauge.

The first Viking Knits sweater I ever knit (about 7 years ago) was this sweater. The cable is called an "inserted" cable. You have to create *new stitches mid-stream that will be the "inserted cable design"...then, when the repeat is finished, you have to close off the cable's extra stitches. (*called "lifted increases"...they are invisible!)

I remember this: this inserted cable design had to be just the right length! The row gauge was critical to the design. Fortunately, I was using a yarn that lended itself to the gauges...width and heighth!

The inserted cable design in the middle of the chest area had to be there...no higher, no lower. The cables at the top of the shoulder had to be there...to meet their other halves on the back! Anyway, it was a lesson in row gauge!
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/tordis.jpg

redheadrachel
08-07-2007, 06:32 PM
Ooh Artlady, I always love your cable work! Super pretty :happydance: Gauge is something that's been pretty difficult for me to master, as I apparently knit very tightly... but for some reason I get the gauge on cabled projects. I think the cabling forces me to loosen up a bit, because otherwise it'd be impossible to twist the cables, especially without a cable needle. I've not had to worry about row gauge too much lately, so I'm not sure how it all work out with that. But I know that I love your cables :inlove: Pretty Viking stuff, I guess!

ArtLady1981
08-07-2007, 06:48 PM
Ooh Artlady, I always love your cable work! Super pretty :happydance: Gauge is something that's been pretty difficult for me to master, as I apparently knit very tightly... but for some reason I get the gauge on cabled projects. I think the cabling forces me to loosen up a bit, because otherwise it'd be impossible to twist the cables, especially without a cable needle. I've not had to worry about row gauge too much lately, so I'm not sure how it all work out with that. But I know that I love your cables :inlove: Pretty Viking stuff, I guess!

Hi little redhead! :waving: Thanks much! I envy you being able to cable without the needle. I still use the cable needle...there are many styles...but I use the U-turn hook. I can go so fast with it, and never a worry about losing the stitch.

I must confess, I tried cabling without the cable needle.
Just didn't like it. Too much fussing around trying to master it...and the time fussing with it, I coulda made the cable and been down the row a ways! The pain was not worth the gain. :shrug:

However, that said, with you being new to cables...it is good that you 'learned' the cable needle-less method from the get-go. Many knitters swear by it! Good for you!
Whatever works, right?? :thumbsup:

tootie44
08-07-2007, 08:00 PM
Your yarn is gorgeous IMHO! I love the flecks of color in it! You probably don't like the "feel" of it? The color is fab!
I like the flecks too...but you are 100% correct, I HATE how it feels. It is hard for me to get motivated to knit anything besides socks, so I need some nicer yarn to keep me motivated I guess.

I bought some really soft baby alpaca in a bright turquoise blue color and it has just a tiny bit of silver metalic fibers in it. It would not be my first choice but the pickings were kind of slim at the LYS by my house. I am now doing the reversible cabled scarf (http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/50368.html?noImages=0) pattern posted earlier. I love knitting with it. :thumbsup:

...dotty...
08-08-2007, 01:16 AM
:cheering:One cably looking sock down..........one to go ! Yay !
Free pattern------be patient; it takes awhile to load..........
http://allbuttonedup.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/ninetofive/

Hege
08-08-2007, 07:36 AM
I have a pair of Circle of friendship socks on my needles (http://hegeshobbykrok.blogspot.com/2007/07/fredags-strikking-fridayknitting.html). They are not my favourite knitting project at the moment,but maybe With all of us knitting cables I can get the little "puff" I need to get them done :woot:

dustinac
08-08-2007, 08:12 AM
:happydance: I'm working on cabled socks too... I have finished one... It's my first time trying it with no cable needle...:teehee:

Braden
08-08-2007, 08:54 AM
I think the cabling forces me to loosen up a bit, because otherwise it'd be impossible to twist the cables, especially without a cable needle

Try THIS (http://www.grumperina.com/cables.htm) method. It's what I use and, in the words of the author "it is more elegant and involves fewer steps."

On my knitting front, I'm done with the first sleeve of the Hand to Hand. I'll work the neck this morning and then get a big start while I wait at my dentist's office.

dewdrops
08-08-2007, 09:09 AM
Braden, Rachel and ArtLady,
Thanks! for your compliments. :)
I'am so glad you all liked the cabled beanie baby hat.

I'am enjoying the knit-along very much and might think of knitting something cabled to go with the hat, may be a vest.

I can't wait to see your finished objects. :cheering:

ArtLady, I too wanna grow up to knit like you! :happydance:

dewdrops
08-08-2007, 09:19 AM
To everyone,who have posted their pictures of WIPS(work in progress)and FO(finished objects),
Awesome!!
Great Work!!:cheering:

dreamsherl
08-08-2007, 10:06 AM
ArtLady1981

I like to write out my chart patterns on graft paper to keep from flipping books and magazines. It really helps to have everything laid out in front of me when I'm knitting. I recommend it to everyone.

monzogary
08-08-2007, 09:21 PM
Hey, I just started a pair of cabled socks on Sunday night, and I didn't even know about the August cables KAL until I noticed it today! Talk about perfect timing. :cheering:
Hopefully they go fairly fast - I'm using Wildfoote and size 1 circs, and I want to have them done by September 7th, so a friend of ours can wear them to Ren Fest the next day. I thought a Templar Knight should wear wool socks lol. :wink:

Braden
08-09-2007, 10:44 AM
My project should be finished by the end of August, it's going fast. Again, this is a really easy pattern suitable for everyone except if it's your first cable project. The end patterns (Barbara Walker's "Fractured Lattice") are a bit tricky.

Anyway, here it is, ready to start the neck opening.

redheadrachel
08-09-2007, 10:52 AM
Wow, Conti, that's sure looking great. Of course, I knew it would ;)
So are you going to be using steeks on this?

Braden
08-09-2007, 10:56 AM
I don't think so, I'll do it the way Elizabeth did, knit the back neck and front neck seperately, so I'll work the back neck back and forth, then the front neck, and then join them back together and knit down the next sleeve. Then I'll block that piece, pick up stitches and knit the body. I think I'll put a hem in this one, rather than ribbing.

I actually considered using a steek instead, but then realized that there would be a lot of added bulk around the neck that wouldn't be there if I simply did what E.Z. did, plus the sections dividing the patterns (purl 1, knit 1B, purl 1) wouldn't add up evenly to the steek stitches anyway, so this design isn't really adaptable for steeking.

BTW Rachel, this sweater is in The Knitting Workshop ;)

redheadrachel
08-10-2007, 12:11 AM
It's in the Knitting Workshop? We'll I'll be making it soon enough, then :happydance:

Actually, I'm posting on here to annouce that I've finished my August KAL cable project!!! Don't get too excited just yet though, because we still don't have the camera battery charger... and believe me, it's driving me crazy, because this is the FOURTH FO that I've not been able to photograph yet. Never fear, though, I'm going to be taking pics with my friend's digital camera this upcoming week.

But I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE the way the cabled socks turned out! I used this cable (http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2005/11/technickety_how_to_unvent_a_si.html) down the front of a basic sock pattern. So, in my own little world, I invented this pattern. (Shh, let me enjoy thinking of it that way!)

While cabling makes my knitting go a lot more slowly, I think the results totally make it worth it. So much fun!!! So, I'll have FO pics soon, and I can't wait to see how everyone else is doing! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
08-10-2007, 01:16 AM
HI! :waving:

I hopped on board this August Challenge a week late...however, I would not begin to finish my Cabled Project by August 31 anyway! Beside the ribbing of 9 rows...I have finished the first cable repeat...it is a 44 row repeat. I had to tear down :frog:this Left Front twice...both times I was up to row 13 of the repeat. Just getting used to the pattern...silly errors. I just cannot leave an error. I try...then about 4 rows up...I bite the bullet...and pull all the work out...and knit a do-over. I feel much better. Frogging 13 rows is nothing really. Better to frog than stew! :pout:

Well, here it is today!
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_2545.jpg


And here is what it will look like by October!
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/borghild.jpg

redheadrachel
08-10-2007, 01:26 AM
Oh my goodness, I absolutely love that deep, rich brown! Your sweater is going to look amazing, as usual, Miss Art Lady!

Sheesh, you guys! I already decided that I'm going to be primarily a small project knitter, as I love socks and I've found that hats, gloves, etc. are fun, too. But now I've finished a sweater that I really like, and I keep seeing everyone's beautiful sweaters... Come on, I already made my mind up! Stop making me get sweater jealousy :wink: You're going to turn me into a sweater-knitter before I realize it!

ArtLady1981
08-10-2007, 01:41 AM
Oh my goodness, I absolutely love that deep-rich brown! Your sweater is going to look amazing, as usual.

Sheesh, you guys! I already decided that I'm going to be primarily a small project knitter, as I love socks and I've found that hats, gloves, etc. are fun, too. But now I've finished a sweater that I really like, and I keep seeing everyone's beautiful sweaters... Come on, I already made my mind up! Stop making me get sweater jealousy :wink: You're going to turn me into a sweater-knitter before I know what's going on!


Hi little redhead! :waving: Yup, that's what we gonna do!

There are a couple of really neat cardigan sweater patterns that I have knit that are easy and beautiful and unusual, all at the same time. One I am thinking of is called BETTNA. It is in a NORO book...it uses self-striping NORO Silk Garden yarn, but really, any yarn will do...plain, tweed or self-striping. Another cardigan uses a bulky/chunky yarn. It is called Sausalito Jacket. It is a garter stitch jacket, knit in a diagonal line by starting at a corner with 2 stitches cast on...and it grows wider and wider by increasing one stitch at each end til it is a certain length. By the manipulation of the decreasing and increasing at each end of the rows, the jacket takes shape!

Here are some photos!

This is the front view of BETTNA. Notice: no buttonholes or buttons!
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/NewSweaters011.jpg

This is the back view. BETTNA is the easiest of the two.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/NewSweaters015.jpg

This is the Sausalito Jacket! Notice: no buttonholes...and a few button loops along the crocheted edge.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/NewSweaters018.jpg


This is a closeup of Sausalito Jacket!
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/NewSweaters021.jpg

dreamsherl
08-10-2007, 09:43 AM
Better to frog than stew! :pout:

:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard:

Braden
08-10-2007, 01:43 PM
Sheesh, you guys! I already decided that I'm going to be primarily a small project knitter, as I love socks and I've found that hats, gloves, etc. are fun, too. But now I've finished a sweater that I really like, and I keep seeing everyone's beautiful sweaters... Come on, I already made my mind up! Stop making me get sweater jealousy :wink: You're going to turn me into a sweater-knitter before I realize it!

Well, we try! ;)


:teehee:

Arielluria
08-10-2007, 03:55 PM
Sheesh, you guys! I already decided that I'm going to be primarily a small project knitter, as I love socks and I've found that hats, gloves, etc. are fun, too. But now I've finished a sweater that I really like, and I keep seeing everyone's beautiful sweaters... Come on, I already made my mind up! Stop making me get sweater jealousy :wink: You're going to turn me into a sweater-knitter before I realize it!

Forget it Red, resistance is futile! You'll be knitting large in no time. :teehee:......For all you Trekkies out there, here's my "Ladyborg"

Arielluria
08-10-2007, 05:41 PM
Have you seen this week's Lion Brand stitch? It's a cable called Hugs & Kisses (http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=312)
http://cache.lionbrand.com/graphics/stitchFinder/hugsAndKisses.jpg

redheadrachel
08-10-2007, 05:42 PM
Woohoo!!! I've got pics!! Here's my finished cabled socks. I just picked out a cable I liked and put it on top of a basic sock pattern. I really love the results - let me know what you think!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Knitting018.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w184/RedheadRachel/Knitting019.jpg

Arielluria
08-10-2007, 05:46 PM
Red that is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo:
I love them!

I've been making chunky yarn slipper socks for lounging for my uncle and cousin (male) and would like to make some with cables.........but I know the guys don't like the fancy shmancy frilly stuff like that. I wonder how much is too much for a guy.

But I am totally jealous of those socks!!!!!!! Gotta have some!
:muah:

...dotty...
08-10-2007, 06:19 PM
WHOA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Outrageous !
By Jove, I think she's got it !

GO redheadrachel !!!!!!!!!!!!

jeanius80
08-10-2007, 06:53 PM
rachel- those are beautiful wow!
i looooove them :)

Braden
08-10-2007, 10:17 PM
Wow, Rachel, they look great! Saxon Braid was a great choice!

Alynmc
08-11-2007, 12:29 AM
I am sure this has been asked a million times and forgive me if I am just missing it. How do you put the picture under your signiture that says i.e., August Challenge, etc

Thank you

ArtLady1981
08-11-2007, 01:11 AM
Hi there little redhead!!! :waving:

:passedout: WOW! :passedout:

FABULOUS WORK! :thumbsup:

I must really give socks a try! You inspire me!

ArtLady1981
08-11-2007, 01:24 AM
I am sure this has been asked a million times and forgive me if I am just missing it. How do you put the picture under your signiture that says i.e., August Challenge, etc

Thank you

There might be a better way...but here is how I did it:

1) right click the icon...and SAVE it to your own computer
2) go to Photobucket...and upload it from your computer to your albums in Photobucket
3) after it is uploaded, click the second line down under the icon (called URL link)...a little yellow box will appears that says "copied"
4) go to your User CP (control panel) here at KH
5) click Edit Signature in the left column
6) place your cursor where you want the icon to appear in your signature...for the next step
7) then open the little yellow postage stamp with the mountain in it...see up there under the undo arrow? this is the software that will allow you to copy your photobucket info
8) when the box appears...erase all the http:// stuff and click paste (the stuff you copied over in photobucket will pile in)
9) click ok
10) voila! your icon should appear where you want it
11) now click SAVE SIGNATURE at the bottom

Now, how to make the icon a hot link? That is intel for another session! I made mine HOT...but it is a whole 'nother step!

I can walk you through it if you want...however, I will not be available for a week. :cheering: Up to the mountain wilderness regions of Northeastern Washington State..."Off the Grid"...waaaay up in cougar and bear country!

Arielluria
08-11-2007, 01:25 AM
I am sure this has been asked a million times and forgive me if I am just missing it. How do you put the picture under your signiture that says i.e., August Challenge, etc

Thank you
Go to you CP and edit signature, then you can add a pic from a url as you do for a post by clicking the yellow pic square above the box, or lower you can choose to upload a pic from your 'puter. ;)

dewdrops
08-11-2007, 10:30 AM
:heart: Excellent!! socks:notworthy:

Braden
08-11-2007, 11:20 AM
I made mine a hotlink, too, and here's how I did it -

save button to YOUR OWN computer.

upload to Flickr.

Put tags around tags with the image url and the url of the page you want to link to, the August Challenge page.

Add this to your signature.

There's certainly a better way, but...

PaperGirl
08-13-2007, 11:04 AM
I'll admit...my scarf has stalled...

The Monkey got on my back..and Im starting the toe of the first Monkey sock tonight...then barring SSS, Ill cast on for the second, and get back into my scarf.

dreamsherl
08-13-2007, 03:30 PM
I finally completed the back of my first sweater. :woot:
I hope that the cables can be seen.

Arielluria
08-13-2007, 03:32 PM
Gorgeous!!!!!!!! Now I bet you build up steam to finish it in no time!!!!!!!!!!!

...dotty...
08-13-2007, 08:44 PM
I made mine a hotlink, too, and here's how I did it -

save button to YOUR OWN computer.

upload to Flickr.

Put tags around tags with the image url and the url of the page you want to link to, the August Challenge page.

Add this to your signature.

There's certainly a better way, but...

Uhhhhhhhh........"put tags around tags" ?
Could you break that down a little further for me, please? :shrug:
And how do you guys do it when something just says 'here', and yet it is a live link? If this is too off topic, you can pm me........if you want to be bothered !

stirsmommy
08-13-2007, 10:22 PM
Well I got as far as 6 repeats in my Irish Hiking Scarf but I am furiously frogging it. I decided I want to make Silver's reversible cabled scarf. It is for my SO's bday and I think he would like something that he doesn't have to think about whether it is right way or not. I doubt I will be finished in time now but I have cast on a cable and lace dishcloth that will also be presents. It is also a super quick knit. So it should be done with plenty of time so long as I make myself stay on track.

dreamsherl
08-13-2007, 10:32 PM
Stirsmommy,

I have Silvers scarf on my to make list. I may make it for someone for Christmas.

redheadrachel
08-13-2007, 10:41 PM
Oh Sherl, look at you go!!! It's so pretty! I love that color - I know it's going to come out looking so amazing :happydance:

lissie
08-14-2007, 06:32 AM
Count me in on this KAL! I just started on Silver's Palindrome Scarf (http://www.cometosilver.com/patterns/palindrome.htm). It's also my first cable project and it shows! I think my cables look really icky and the cotton yarn isn't helping... I also blogged about it here (http://lis-craft.blogspot.com/2007/08/palindrome-scarf.html).

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1421/1114073422_834044a2f0_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lispics/1114073422/)

suziehomemaker
08-14-2007, 09:13 AM
I love that red that you're using! I've never done a cable pattern with cotton before - your scarf does not look bad at all!

dreamsherl
08-14-2007, 11:45 AM
Your scarf looks great Lissie. I don't see any problems. I also love the color.

Arielluria
08-14-2007, 12:03 PM
Here's how you do it in your CP "edit signature" and type in what you want. Then underneat it upload a pic either from your puter or from a url online. You will see it added "" to your signature and if you hit preview you can see what it will look like.

Does that help?:flirt:



Uhhhhhhhh........"put tags around tags" ?
Could you break that down a little further for me, please? :shrug:
And how do you guys do it when something just says 'here', and yet it is a live link? If this is too off topic, you can pm me........if you want to be bothered !

lissie
08-15-2007, 05:58 AM
Thanks, suziehomemaker and dreamsherl, I'm using Shine Worsted in watermelon. I guess the scarf looks fine if you don't look too closely! :lol:

amy
08-15-2007, 03:31 PM
I love peeking in here and seeing the progress on these wonderful projects.

Dreamsherl, congrats on working on your first sweater! Great choice, that pattern looks beautiful. Nice progress!

Dewdrops, I love that hat pattern. Nice work.

Conti, I love the sweater you're doing. Great colors.

So many fantastic projects!! Y'all are inspiring!

:cheering:

dewdrops
08-15-2007, 03:46 PM
Thanks!!!! Amy :hug: for your sweet feedback.
Glad to know you liked the hat.
I agree so many wonderful projects are going on here.
They are truly inspiring!
Dewdrops
:)

Coolazity1
08-15-2007, 10:25 PM
I'm kinda late to join, but as I was looking at all my random single balls in my stash, I decided I might as well make something cabled. I plan to make cabled wristbands for Red Ribbon Week at school, and I have one started now. Happy knitting everyone!

stirsmommy
08-15-2007, 10:48 PM
I am nearly finished with the first Cables and Lace dishcloth. I may actually bind off tonight. I have to see what I have on podcasts to keep me entertained. I have to look when I am doing these! I am really liking the cables. They are soooo easy and yet look sooooooo hard. I have got to add more cables to the Christmas list! Now if only I could post pictures I would be brilliant alas I cannot for I am not techno savvy enough.

Braden
08-18-2007, 11:04 PM
Thanks, Amy! Okay, so I've worked both sides of the neck opening, re-joined, and I'm going to continue for the rest of the yoke, and then work down for the second sleeve. When I finish, I will, of course, cast of by Elizabeth Zimmermann's own "Casting on-Casting off", which exactly duplicates long tail casting on.

Sorry for the blurry photos, this is knitting that's difficult to photograph without a flash.

jeanius80
08-19-2007, 03:04 AM
very nice braden! you seem to knit fast ( do you stick to one project at a time? ) I really like the warm brown you are using.. which yarn is it (i forgot! :blush:)

Braden
08-19-2007, 10:45 AM
By NO means to I stick to one project at a time. If I did, I'd be loaded with finished work right now. But, no, I work on 3 at a time, and finish them whenever. This yarn is some leftover (if you can call 13 skeins leftover) Wool of the Andes, in Amber Heather. I really wanted to get rid of this yarn, and I really, really hope it doesn't pill.

Cia
08-19-2007, 10:48 AM
Ok, I thought I'd upload my project. It's rather ugly, and the braid is kinda small but yet I'm rather proud of it. It's my first sweater, my first braided project, the first time I've worked on circular needles and the first project I've designed myself!
Just in my own defense I must say that the teddy-bears total lack of shoulders is partly to blame for the uglieness...

http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/6162/fullfrontqp2.gif
http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/6003/sweateriv5.gif
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5604/closeupqh8.gif

...dotty...
08-19-2007, 08:08 PM
I am nearly finished with the first Cables and Lace dishcloth. I may actually bind off tonight. I have to see what I have on podcasts to keep me entertained. I have to look when I am doing these! I am really liking the cables. They are soooo easy and yet look sooooooo hard. I have got to add more cables to the Christmas list! Now if only I could post pictures I would be brilliant alas I cannot for I am not techno savvy enough.


Obviously, I am not very 'techno-savvy' either, and I can't figure out how to shrink pictures in my image program so that they will work here, but when I REALLY want to share something, I use this site.....
http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/ (http://www.shrinkpictures.com/create-avatar/)
the picture that it makes you will definitely load here, under 'manage attachments' !

I can put the insignias in my signature, but I don't know how to make it 'live'. Still don't get that.

I'm loving all these cables though ! I took the August challenge logo out of my signature, because technically my socks diidn't have cables........they just look like cables. But I'd like to share a finished picture of them anyway, if you don't mind. You can get a closer look at them on my flickr page......... http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottycam/1154659741/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dottycam/1154659741/)

Snugglebugmom
08-20-2007, 10:43 AM
:woohoo:I finished my cable project for August! I picked a pattern for socks but didn't realize that these particular socks were to be knitted flat on two needles. I love working with DPNs too much so I decided to come up with my own design for this one. The result is a pair of very simple cable anklet socks, but they exceeded my expectations and I am rather proud of these woolly little guys! :teehee:
Photobucket won't let me upload at the moment, but the pictures as well as the pattern for the socks are in my blog. Thanks for looking!

stirsmommy
08-20-2007, 11:17 AM
Two cable and lace dishcloths done. Three to finish. I do love cables. Thanks for the challenge Conti.

suziehomemaker
08-20-2007, 02:03 PM
I've got 2 out of the 5 pattern repeats done for the Morioka square in the Great American Aran Afghan project. My picture shows the cables more than the side swooshes but it's still a WIP! It's reallly not that hard of a pattern and I was suprize that it's not listed as one of the 5 easiest from the afghan.

I love cables!

Leah22b
08-20-2007, 05:04 PM
:woohoo: I've been doing the Aug. Knit along with out even knowing it...lol I have 2 cable projects that I've started this month. 1 I only have 2 repeats and the square is done...woohoo... the other will take longer as I'm allergic to the yarn, but its too pretty to put a way..... So I will suffer through for a little longer.

What beautiful cables! I so can't wait for my copy of Untangled Cables....

CIA - That small sweater is not ugly I think its adorable! If you don't want it I'll take it I know my teddy would be very proud to have such a pretty new sweater knit just for him... I wouldn't even know where to start much less finish a sweater for him....lol

Suzie where can I find the Great American Aran Afghan project? I love that pattern.

stirsmommy
08-20-2007, 05:21 PM
[QUOTE=suziehomemaker;939274]I've got 2 out of the 5 pattern repeats done for the Morioka square in the Great American Aran Afghan project. My picture shows the cables more than the side swooshes but it's still a WIP! It's reallly not that hard of a pattern and I was suprize that it's not listed as one of the 5 easiest from the afghan.

I love cables![/QUOTE

I love that piece. What yarn are you using for your afghan?

suziehomemaker
08-20-2007, 05:21 PM
Leah - You can buy the pattern in several places:

Stitches Market (http://www.stitchesmarket.com/xcart/customer/product.php?productid=6462&cat=214&page=3)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Great-American-Aran-Afghan/dp/1893762173)
The Needle Arts Bookshop (http://www.needleartsbookshop.com/knitting_books/Great_American_Aran_Afghan.html)
The Websters (http://www.yarnatwebsters.com/book_knit_e-g.html#g)

We have a knit-along set up on Blogger called The Great American Aran Afghan Along (http://aranafghanalong.blogspot.com/) and I'm actually one of the administrators. Feel free to join!

Melissa - I'm using Plymouth Encore yarn but you can use just about anything that's worsted weight.

ArtLady1981
08-20-2007, 06:28 PM
I finally completed the back of my first sweater. :woot:
I hope that the cables can be seen.

Hi DreamSherl! :waving: Very nice! Wonderful color, too! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
08-20-2007, 06:30 PM
:woohoo:

My Irish Hiking Scarf!

When I did the first 2 repeats, I was so excited, I yelled to DH to come see what I did!

He was not as excited as I was. :neutral:

Hi'ya PaperGirl! :waving: Love love love the color...and the soft luster of the yarn! Very soft and showy in appearance! Thanks for the photo!

ArtLady1981
08-20-2007, 06:40 PM
I've got 2 out of the 5 pattern repeats done for the Morioka square in the Great American Aran Afghan project. My picture shows the cables more than the side swooshes but it's still a WIP! It's reallly not that hard of a pattern and I was suprize that it's not listed as one of the 5 easiest from the afghan.

I love cables!

Hi'ya Suzie! Your G.A Afghan is going to be sooo wonderful! I really like this newly knit square! Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
08-20-2007, 06:41 PM
Hi'ya Cia! :waving: That little teddy bear sweater is just too ADORABLE! It is not ugly! It is darling! Great work! :thumbsup:

Arielluria
08-20-2007, 07:47 PM
I agree! A-DO-RA-BLE!

jberry16
08-21-2007, 10:18 AM
:yay:Thanks to this kal (which none of you knew I was in, b/c I was to busy knitting) I was able to finish Mom's vest! Most of you know that this was a project from he!! since last July (I think) anyway I decided I needed to add cables to the front of the vest and so you helped me to get going on it and finish it.
:woohoo::woot::cheering::woohoo::woot::cheering:

lissie
08-21-2007, 12:53 PM
I've got 2 out of the 5 pattern repeats done for the Morioka square in the Great American Aran Afghan project. My picture shows the cables more than the side swooshes but it's still a WIP! It's reallly not that hard of a pattern and I was suprize that it's not listed as one of the 5 easiest from the afghan.

I love cables!

Oh wow suzie, that looks really great!

suziehomemaker
08-21-2007, 01:04 PM
Thanks! I was able to do an entire pattern repeat last night. I'm cruising on this now!

ArtLady1981
08-21-2007, 01:15 PM
:yay:Thanks to this kal (which none of you knew I was in, b/c I was to busy knitting) I was able to finish Mom's vest! Most of you know that this was a project from he!! since last July (I think) anyway I decided I needed to add cables to the front of the vest and so you helped me to get going on it and finish it.
:woohoo::woot::cheering::woohoo::woot::cheering:

Hi Julie! :waving:

Thanks for sharing your progress! Did you use a NORO yarn? It is very beautiful and rich in color? Very interesting with the cable added!

Did you stitches to the front to allow for the cable? (I think cables kinda pull the width in...making the piece narrower.)
How many stitches did you add to your 'cast on' to allow for the cable? (if at all)

I looked at your blog! It had several interesting links!
Thanks!

Take care!

Braden
08-22-2007, 09:19 PM
As a general rule, when you knit a sweater, for the border, whatever it may be (ribbing, garter stitch, a hem, etc) you always start off with 90% of the total stitches, and then increase up to 100%, thus increasing 10% worth of stitches. In the case of a cabled sweater, I usually end up increasing 15-20% of stitches.

But, since I design my own sweater, I cast on half the key number of stitches, and knit for about 6 inches. I measure it around, and if it's not half the width I intended, by say, 2", I add the necessary 2" worth of stitches either in the form of more stitches dividing the front and the back, or in more purled/patterned stitches between the cables. Sometimes, I even add another small cable on either side, but not often.

suziehomemaker
08-24-2007, 10:05 AM
I'm having problems with Blogger today but I wanted to share with you all my finished square! It's the third one that I've finished and it only took me 8 days to complete! I am so glad that this challenge lined right up with my project list!

Here's the direct link to my blog post with all of the details: http://motherhenknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/gaaa-morioka-square.html

For some reason it's not showing up on my blog yet. I'll have to research to see if it's a known problem. I wasn't even able to change a spelling error on the title of my last post.

ArtLady1981
08-24-2007, 02:22 PM
Really really nice Suzie! This GAAA is going to be a *family heirloom! (*which is code talk for: your kids are gonna fight over it!) :teehee:

suziehomemaker
08-24-2007, 02:29 PM
Really really nice Suzie! This GAAA is going to be a *family heirloom! (*which is code talk for: your kids are gonna fight over it!) :teehee:


Good thing I only have one so far! ("so far" being the key words - we can't decide if we want to have more) I'll just have to knit up another cabled afghan - just add it to my To Do list!

dewdrops
08-24-2007, 03:59 PM
Suzie your aran afghan is going to look AWESOME!!:cheering:
I :heart: all the squares you are making and thanks! for sharing their pictures with us!:)

Braden your sweater is going to look AWESOME after being finished.Good job!!:cheering:and thanks! for sharing their pictures with us!:)

ArtLady I like your feedback :heart:

dreamsherl
08-25-2007, 12:01 AM
:cheering::cheering::cheering::cheering: suziehomemaker

suziehomemaker
08-27-2007, 10:03 AM
This is the last week for this challenge so in the spirit of cables I finally received permission to post this free pattern on my blog:

Braided Cable Alpaca Scarf (http://motherhenknits.blogspot.com/2007/08/free-pattern-braided-cable-alpaca-scarf.html)

It's a great mindless knitting project to take with you as you get ready for Labor Day Weekend.

Nobones
08-31-2007, 09:15 AM
I've loved looking at the different projects on here. There are gorgeous!

I really wanted to join in but have had so much to do at the moment I couldn't find the time.

Things here are a bit quieter here now so hopefully I'll be able to join in Septembers challenge.

ArtLady1981
09-01-2007, 02:05 AM
Hi y'all! :)

I knew this would happen. I'd get left behind in the dust! ;)
It is officially September 1st in one hour...and my August Challenge project is so waaaay far from being done.

However, I am pluggn' away at it...and when I gets it done, I will post it here AND in Whatcha Knittin' as an FO.

Actually, I am not even done with the Left Front.
I am making progress on my two cables scarves, and I started and finished the IRISH HIKING SCARF using the Simply Taupe MALABRIGO. Do it count!??:teehee:

Well, I shouldn't even look at what Sep Challenge is, should I!

Gotta keep my nose to the needles! :knitting:

Arielluria
09-01-2007, 09:56 AM
Don't feel badly. I'm in the same boat!
:muah:

chrislt8
09-01-2007, 05:48 PM
I just lurked through this challenge as I'm still working on my July challenge :aww: so I think you're covered ArtLady:roflhard:

ArtLady1981
09-03-2007, 08:50 AM
I just lurked through this challenge as I'm still working on my July challenge :aww: so I think you're covered ArtLady:roflhard:

Me feels better! :thumbsup: Keep pluggin' away. So will I! :knitting:

ArtLady1981
09-11-2007, 03:13 PM
Well, here it is...almost mid-September. However, I have not given up on my August Challenge: Cables!

I started a Viking Knits cabled cardigan designed by Elsebeth Lavold, a notable designer. Her designs are simple, yet challenging... for the unusual techniques she incorporates into her designs. If you can master these techniques, you will have polished looking cables and cable designs.

Elsebeth has her own website, with contact information. She responds to my emails within a week, which I send if I have a design question. Thankfully, that doesn't occur too often! :thumbsup:

Here is the Left Front of BORGHILD. Notice the top of it?
It reserved 12 live stitches for a 3-needle bind off...but the cabled edging continued past the shoulder, curving to become the back of the neck!

Well, that was a super challenge. How does one keep the integrity of the cable design whilst enlongating the outside edge so that the cable curves??? You add rows to the outside stitches every so often using short rows technique. I am not a short rows aficionado...so this forced me to use short rows.

Her directions spelled it out...but...for me...even that is a challenge to figure out. I tore it down once, and re-knit it...changing how I interpreted the directions and chart...and I finally found the "key". But, it didn't match what I thought she said. But it worked.

Her patterns are originally written in her native language (Swedish)...and sometimes clarity is lost in the translation process.

The vertical cable running from bottom to top is, in itself, easy-peasy. The challenge is the back neck cable that continues past the shoulder line and curves around to become the back neck piece. It will ultimately be seamed together with the Right Front back neck piece. She called for them to be bound off individually and then seamed...however, I am going to try the 3 needle bind off for what I think will be a neater seamline.


The red threads are row markers, and the lt blue threads are pattern repeat markers. I put these in place to help me know where I am at all times...and I leave them in until the Right Front is done. This helps me to knit a mirror image Right Front/Left Front.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/100_2844.jpg

suziehomemaker
09-11-2007, 03:25 PM
It looks great! Who cares if it's September? Sweaters take much longer, especially with cables.

dewdrops
09-11-2007, 06:13 PM
Hiya!ArtLady Great work in progress!!:cheering:I especially like the color and the cable band is outstanding.
BTW I loved :heart: these which you knitted before. Fabulous knitting and great choice of colors:
1) Jumper dress.
2)Aran afghan
3)Opal sweater
4)Square pieces blanket

ArtLady1981
09-11-2007, 06:19 PM
Hiya!ArtLady Great work in progress!!:cheering:I especially like the color and the cable band is outstanding.
BTW I loved :heart: these which you knitted before. Fabulous knitting and great choice of colors:
1) Jumper dress.
2)Aran afghan
3)Opal sweater
4)Square pieces blanket

Hi'ya Dewdrops! :waving:

Thank you soooo much! Your kind words are deeply appreciated! :hug:

ArtLady1981
10-25-2007, 02:31 PM
UPDATE on Viking Knits Cabled Cardigan "BORGHILD":

I have finished the 2 FRONTS and the BACK! Phew! I will cast on the for cabled cuff of the first sleeve today, if I can resist starting "Central Park Hoodie" for a bit longer.

I did something interesting for the BACK: because I am rather (ahem) "pear-shaped"...cardigans fit me better if I add width to the bottom-edge cast on for the back...and decrease those extra stitches about every 6th row...until they are completely removed by the time I begin the armhole region.(This added BACK width increases the yardage needed.)

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/ArtLadyDMB/borghild.jpg

jeanius80
10-30-2007, 01:03 PM
this such a beautiful pattern! i can't wait to see your finished cardi :heart: