Finished: Tri-cable Stitch JumperI have been wanting a cozy cabled jumper for ages, so I was happy when I finally got around to knitting the "Tri-cable Stitch Jumper" - another pattern from one of the A Sitch In Time books (Vol. 2) by Susan Crawford. It's a 1930's knitting pattern that Susan has reproduced for modern yarns and sizing.
I immediately knew I wanted to knit this cardigan in brown, I just couldn't see it in any other color. The only problem was that I had two sweater quantities of brown yarn in my stash that I could use: Drops Alpaca and Malabrigo Sock. But after a lot of hemming and hawing and making some swatches, I realized I am simply a fuzzy yarn type of girl. Malabrigo sock feels and looks very luxurious and has an amazing stitch definition, but the "smoothness" of the yarn just doesn't do it for me. I want fuzz!
Knitting this cardigan was pretty much smooth sailing. The stitch pattern is very easy which made it even more surprising that it took me this long to knit it. I only had one little mishap, where I accidentally purled a wrong side row on the garter stitch button band instead of knitting it and didn't find out until the front was finished. Oh well!
I also had a moment after blocking where I was a bit shocked at how low the neckline was sitting. It seemed to me that even with the neckband added the neckline would be very low at the front. But luckily when I sewed the neckband on it turned out to be fine.
I am very happy to have another cardigan to add to my wardrobe. I definitely need more because I've noticed that I am much more inclined to wear cardigans than jumper/pullovers. Luckily the next one is well on it's way!
Pattern: Tri-Cable Stitch Jumper - from A Stitch In Time Vol. 2 by Susan Crawford
Yarn: Drops Alpaca - Color 601 (Dark Brown)
Started: January 7th
Finished: March 5th
Used: 7 skeins, 350 gr. , 1161 meters, 1270 yards
Buttons: Wood, eBay