1) find the appropriate (gauge) yarn
2) knit a 4"x4" swatch
3) use stitch markers
4) use row markers
5) prepare to knit the pattern as set forth in the design directions
Comments on 1) through 5):
carries the Tahki Donegal Tweed
and the Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed
that I used for both CPH's. Something you might like to know is that WEBS gives a 20% discount on purchases of $60...and 25% discounts on yarn orders reaching $120!
2) knitting a gauge swatch
is one of the most important steps for a successful fit
3) stitch markers
for cables within the row help a lot!
4) 10-row-repeat row markers
help me keep track, with no mistakes... the cable twist is executed on row 3 of each 10-row repeat
5) if we set out to change the construction design of a sweater, we can create more headaches than we believe we are going to avoid! (more to follow on that issue!)