Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tangled in Cables

Knit Picks Fall 2008 catalog is out so I'm in the clear to blog about my first official sample knit for them. It was both a fun and challenging piece. At one point I was working from 4 cable charts while simultaneously decreasing the raglan shoulders. The photo's show the process from week to week.
I must have caught the 'cabling' bug, because all my projects after this had some sort of cable work.

Before buttons and blocking.
week 5
week 4

week 3 week 2

week 1
This photo is courtesy of Knit Picks from the Fall 2008 catalog. "Ummm...Excuse me...could someone pull the bottom ribbing down on the model - please???" (Le'Sigh)
Cast on June 16, 2008
Cast off July 28, 2008
Pattern found in Aran Sweater Design by Janet Szabo
Pattern name Raglan Aran Cardigan
Yarn Knit Picks Elegance in 'Salmon' - DK weight Alpaca/Silk Blend
Needles Knit Picks Options size 4


Janet Szabo said...

Susan, you did a fabulous job with the knitting! The sweater turned out beautifully (I had the same thought about the ribbing on the model, too).

Kim said...

Nice job! :-) Congrats! Speaking of lots and lot of cables, if you look across the page of the catalog, you'll see how I spent 5 weeks of my summer! :-)

Jess said...

Yay! How awesome! It looks amazing!

meg said...

Susan that is GORGEOUS.

I would be bothered by that ribbing, too. It's the least they can do to show off your hard work.

Team Knit ! said...

what a gorgeous sweater!! you did an awesome job.

- Julie

Bashirs Momma said...


Renae said...

Very nice--I've got to attempt some cables on some project. Never done them yet, but I do like them.

Ann said...

That's so cool. It's a nice sweater and how neat to be a sample knitter.

Yvette said...

Holy mudda! That is some serious insane cabling. You still have all you marbles after knitting that? It's wonderful.

Psyched2Knit said...

That's AMAZING! I'm sure it was very rewarding to work on - since it worked out so well.

Bashirs Momma said...

Hunka Hunka Happy Halloween! Perhaps you went as the King? Or maybe Priscilla?

Stephanie... said...

WOW what a fabulous sweater and how cool to be a test knitter. I agree though, straighten the ribing puhleeeeease!
--Stephanie of Christmas swap

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

This sweater is just lovely:)Hugs Darcy

lara griffiths said...

i nominated you for the kreativ blogger award!

Jude said...

I love your blog, your knitting is beautiful and so neat. I too, am from a long line of knitters. My mum taught me to knit when I was 7 and my two older girls can knit now. I just sent mum and my eldest your link.
Thank you.

Linda said...

Truly gorgeous. I bow to your knittery.

Rima said...

Wow! Thumbs up. I am sure this project needed a LOT of patience.