Saturday, September 15, 2007

see ...

... i started !


this is the beginnings of the cabled yoke pullover i spoke of in my previous post.

you first knit that long horizontal band of cables and then sew together the ends. next, you pick up stitches along each edge and knit either up or down for the yoke or body. weeee !


thus far, i have 7 repeats and 16.5" of the cabled strip.

special notes: the cable has both written and charted instructions, so take your pick. though i prefer to knit from charts, i am actually knitting from the row by row instructions, since i had to keep flipping back to the stitch glossary for all the abbreviations. the cable pattern does have a selvedge stitch on each end. the selvedge stitch is not represented on the chart, nor mentioned in the cable pattern instructions (panel pat A)... only is it noted in the yoke cable directions. just fyi.

this sweater is a keeper. funny thing is it did not meet my criteria for a must have cardigan. i mean, it's a turtleneck pullover. not exactly easy on & off. but, i don't have to alter the size and can freely knit the pattern w/o much fuss, and the construction is quite interesting.

other special notes ... i have not knitted my glove-mate, nor finished any socken toes, and i'm awfully tempted to go stash diving for another sweater project (like a simple simple cardigan !).

6 comments:

kim said...

Looking good! I love that particular cable pattern.

peaknits said...

WOW! The cables are fabulous! Great job, can't wait to see how it progresses!

Anonymous said...

"Purdy, Purdy, Purdy"!

amanda cathleen said...

that cable looks fantastic!! You are going to have one perfect sweater when you are done

Esoteric Knitter said...

I love the look. It's gorgeous! :)

Stacey said...

I love it!!!! what a neat way to make it!