Friday, September 22, 2006

Wondrous Woven Cables

At last. Nancy Marchant's "Wondrous Woven Cables" from Arans & Celtics on its owner.


(Isn't he cute?)

The yarn is "Blueberry" Jo Sharp Tweed DK wool. I slightly adapted the pattern to knit it in the round. Originally started November 6, 2004, I made rapid progress through the rest of the month. But once I started the sleeves (both at the same time, in the round on two circulars), progress became slow and halting. I would put it down for months at a time, and then later have to spend an entire evening figuring out where I was (and where I was going).

Next sweater? I've been admiring YarnHarlot's gansey.

7 comments:

Paul said...

It's a great sweater! And yes, he IS cute! ;-)

gerald said...

Very nice! The sweater is nice too. The neck band worked out well?

Sean said...

Great work! I'm trying to overcome my sweater phobia. Every time I see a fellow knitter's completed sweater, I try to tell myself, "I can do that, too!"

yarmando said...

Sean, I overcame my sweater aversion with the help of Jacqueline Fee's The Sweater Workshop. A great book. Fee has you knit this fish-shaped thing which is easy and fun; in my case, it taught me more about knitting in one weekend than I'd learned over two years.

Alternatively, there's Beth Brown-Reinsel's Knitting Ganseys. That book walks you step-by-step in constructing a little sample sweater.

Give them a try.

Mary said...

He is cute! Nice sweater. You do beautiful work.

Ken said...

Great looking sweater! And the model's not too shabby either...very cute in fact! I really have to find some yarn I like enough to make a sweater with. I might just have to go shopping this weekend!

rcclive said...

I remember when you started this sweater - congratulations for getting it done so beautifully. Credit reciprocally from model to sweater and sweater to model - each smartens the other, ad infinitum ... lc2 aka Stash Fairy