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Old 06-18-2007, 05:06 PM   #11
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I'm addicted to knitting cabled sweaters with the various tweed yarns that are out there. This is one I recently finished -- sorry it is blurry, but if I shoot the picture with a flash, the cables disappear! But I love the affect of the occasional speck of another color and the rusticness of the yarn.

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Old 06-18-2007, 05:13 PM   #12
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That's a beautiful sweater! I like plainer yarns for cable patterns,myself, but that scarf that Mason is doing is gorgeous. I gotta get me some of that yarn. Subtle colour changes like that one has don't seem to hide the cables. samm
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:15 PM   #13
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How to choose yarn?

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You forgot #4.........
4. Hide from the rest of the household..........so you don't have to hear "what do you need MORE yarn for?!?"


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Originally Posted by Carrie218 View Post
I'm addicted to knitting cabled sweaters with the various tweed yarns that are out there. This is one I recently finished -- sorry it is blurry, but if I shoot the picture with a flash, the cables disappear! But I love the affect of the occasional speck of another color and the rusticness of the yarn.

Hi Carrie!

BEAUTIFUL WORK! I have knit a dozen or more sweaters with Celtic or Nordic cabling! Cabling is soooo interesting. I knit a pullover similar to yours...I had to do a double-take...and I used JoSharp DK Silkroad Tweed. It was an eggplant color with the teensy flecks of white, grey, blue and yellow. I love it!

Thanks for sharing the photo of your work!!
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You forgot #4.........
4. Hide from the rest of the household..........so you don't have to hear "what do you need MORE yarn for?!?"
oh yeah, #4 is KEY.
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ON SALE is a great motivator, too.

I've done cables with Malabrigo, and they stand out nicely. I

Beautiful sweater! I just printed that pattern out--just deciding on the yarn.
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I think the key is to select a yarn that isn't too "busy" and doesn't already have it's own pattern built into it.

The Caron Shadows green is working out very well.
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Also, anything that's too dark will make the cables harder to see. Swatching is a good way to figure this out before deciding for sure.

I can't BELIEVE Ingrid beat me to the "on sale" point!


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