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MerigoldinWA
04-23-2009, 01:38 AM
This my latest project. I made it for a baby shower coming up on Sunday. This is made bottom up in the round to the armholes and then the two sides worked separately. 3 needle BO for shoulders, neck picked up and done in the round. Sleeves picked up from the shoulder and knit down. No seams whatsoever.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Sweaters/CabledSweaterfrontsmall.jpg

Thats the front and here's the back.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Sweaters/CabledSweaterbacksmall.jpg

Dimpledapple
04-23-2009, 03:55 AM
How precious :heart: And no seams, either!!

wezyus
04-23-2009, 05:16 AM
So beautiful n lovely color

ritaw
04-23-2009, 05:51 AM
Very cute ! I love the colour . Nice work :)

ArtLady1981
04-23-2009, 06:00 AM
Way to Go, Judy! Is this another of your own designs?
No doubt about it, it's another masterpiece!!!

Slim
04-23-2009, 07:12 AM
Very pretty! I love the fact that it's seamless, too.

margz3
04-23-2009, 08:48 AM
That's another AWESOME sweater! :yay:

GinnyG
04-23-2009, 09:48 AM
BEAUTIFUL!

GirlChris
04-23-2009, 11:21 AM
That is great :yay:

MerigoldinWA
04-23-2009, 12:03 PM
Thanks everyone, for the compliments.

ArtLady, yes, I designed it myself. I have a pattern with a sweater almost like it (very similar, but with changes of color, a collar and completely different construction, # of stitches etc.) in an older Leisure Arts leaflet (#935), but I didn't follow the pattern. I used the stitch pattern they did, but otherwise I figured it out on my own. I glanced at a few things as I went....like I wanted to make the sleeves shoulder down and I looked to see how they did theirs, and they did them top down too, but they had seams. (I was wondering if I could really do the cables upside down without them looking completely different.)

I did a few things more than once and did some odd things. When I started the cables I was working in the round and decided to make the cable twists every 5 rounds and then when I divided I thought I was in hot water. If you are working back and forth an even number of rows works easier, but I discovered you can twist at least a C4F cable from the purl side and it works fine. Didn't know that. So I got out of that one.

I fudged a little on the cables near the neck opening. One side worked fine, but I twisted the cable one row sooner than I should have on the other side because it looked better that way rather than having a long section of cable that didn't get twisted right in front. Hard to explain, but I tried both ways.

The sleeves: I did the first sleeve and then decided I couldn't get the second one like it so I took the first one out and started it planning to only center 3 cables over the shoulder and then started thinking I wasn't going to be real happy with that, so I fooled around until I figured out how to make them mirror image. I surprised myself on that and hopefully learned something. I'm just a newbie at figuring things out and I make a lot of mistakes a wiser person wouldn't make.

I did the neckband 4 different times before I was happy.

Jan in CA
04-23-2009, 12:46 PM
Oh my...that is gorgeous! What a lucky baby! :yay:

KnittingNat
04-25-2009, 07:59 AM
It's absolutely cute! Great job, you are the guru for baby sweaters:passedout:

valentina
04-25-2009, 10:53 AM
Aw, Judy, I love your ideas!

Thanks for sharing!

WandaT
04-26-2009, 07:45 PM
Great job! It turned out awesome!

lulubell
04-26-2009, 08:03 PM
Thats a beautiful baby sweater, lucky baby!!

blessedtosew
04-27-2009, 09:15 PM
That is ADORABLE!!!

Skater
04-27-2009, 09:44 PM
Now that's lovely. The color is heavenly.

stisdale
04-27-2009, 10:46 PM
Wow how impressive, nice work!

jberry16
04-28-2009, 01:40 PM
pattern? Lovely!!!

MerigoldinWA
04-28-2009, 05:49 PM
I didn't follow a pattern, but I did look at a picture in an old Leisure Arts Leaflet (#935), called Adorable Babies 3, (7 Knit Designs by Carole Prior). I used the stich they used in the pattern but I didn't follow the pattern or construct it the way they did theirs. You could get a sweater pretty close to the same by following their pattern though but theirs has a collar and is made in pieces.

dustinac
04-29-2009, 10:21 PM
:inlove: so pretty and love the color!