Wednesday, October 31, 2007


These are my favorite FOs lately:


A while back I had seen this post on Criminy Jickets' blog, and I really liked the pattern Dave chose. The pattern is found here (scroll down for the English version).

More pics and details on my blog: AuntieAnn's Stulpen

First post, one project down...



I started Rogue over the summer, but worked on it slowly due to it being too hot to have a heavy wool/alpaca blend sweater on my lap. I finally finished it last week and took it along on a weekend trip to Long Island, which is where the photos were taken.


Pattern is Rogue.
Yarn is Jaeger Shetland Aran in black.
Size is 48".
Needles were US 8 for knit rows, US 7 for purl rows (and US8 for the in the round sections as well).

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ready for More Cables

This sweater was in progress when I joined this KAL, and now that it is done, I can start a new cable sweater for me. I hope to cast on for it this week.

This sweater is my own design. I used the Saxon braid featured on the cover of Nicky Epstein's Knitting on the Edge, flanked with 3x3 cables to get the needed width. The yarn is Green Mountain Spinnery's Mountain Mohair, which is wonderful to knit with.

My husband is modeling it on my blog:

Karaoke Cable Scarf

I just joined this KAL and I'm very happy to be here. I love knitting cables!

My first project for this KAL is the Karoke Cable Scarf from Knit Pixie. I'm using Gedifra Fashion Trend Stripe in color 4612 on size US 7 (4.50 mm) Bryspun needles.

This pattern is very easy to memorize and fun to knit. I like the way the cables turn into each other. The scarf is quite narrow (3" unblocked) but I'm only using it as an accent rather than a functional scarf. I think I might make a few more of these for Christmas gifts for some of the teenagers on my gift list.

Thanks for letting me participate in this KAL. I love looking at everyone's great cable projects.

Sue It's a Knit Thing

Red Brickhouse Fetchings

I joined the crowd and did my first pair of fingerless gloves in Fetching!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Finished my Tangled Yoke cardigan

From the fall o7 Interweave Knits. Yarn is Mr. Joe Blanket from Elann.

Here and There Cables Scarf

This is my first post to this KAL but I’ve really enjoyed seeing what everyone has been working on! All of the pretty fall cable knits have inspired me to finally finish this:
Here and There Cables Scarf
It’s the Here and There Cables Scarf from Scarf Style that I started waaaay back in April and got bored of for awhile. Lots more details and pictures on my blog.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Cable Ready Bag - Update

Here is my progress on the "Cable Ready Bag" I'm making my Mom for Christmas this year. I bought the handles yesterday and chose rattan since they pick up the dark brown of the yarn that I'm using. I am so glad I joined this KAL. It's really interesting to see what everyone is making!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fern around

Thank you so much for starting this KAL. For some reason, having an external commitment helps motivate me.
I had this Fern on the needles in the spring, then summer hit me like a wave of wet noodles. I lost my knitting and blogging mojo.
October has been breathing better weather in my direction, and I'm picking back up now. Poor Fern was covered with dog hair, and some of her stitches had slipped off the needles.
She's in play again, and I hope to finish her in the coming weeks.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bristow Progress Pic

Here a progress pic of Bristow Cardigan, enjoy knitting...

Bristow Cardigan Body

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Making progress

I'm really enjoying this knit. There's enough cabling to keep it from boring me to death, enough straight stockinette where I can work along mindlessly while watching TV! I did the sleeves first, and then decided to work the back and two sides together. For me, while off on vacation for a week in the Poconos in PA, that was great. I could work and turn off my brain!

Tonight, I quickly pinned the body section to the back of my sofa - had to be quick, before the 2-year-old twin grandsons began helping (??) me! Have a few more inches of the hoodie left to do, and that will work up very quickly.

Using KnitPicks Merlot Heather Swish Superwash. I also ordered it in the Indigo Heather colorway for daughter, who now wants the next CPH!

I have pictures of this, of other knitting projects, and much family stuff on my blog.


I am enjoying the lovely fall weather so much - it is such terrific inspiration to knit wonderful wooly things!

I have been at a loss regarding what to do with a horded stash of beautiful Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Aran yarn in Wild Plum (410).
I picked up a whole bag (ten huge balls) of this stuff on major discount last winter (because it was a discontinued yarn), for (are you sitting down?) $1 a ball; that's a veritable wealth of wool, at 175 yds per 100g ball, 1750 yards of luscious purpley tweed with flecks of green, pink and rust, for the measly sum of $10.

According to Yarndex, its jewel shades provide the perfect background for the small heathered, contrasting nubs in the tweedy effect. Its weight and texture also highlight cables and textured designs extremely well... As a singles contruction, it will break fairly easily if you pull at it, and it's a little rough to knit with, but it does make a nice sturdy garment. It also softens up nicely when washed.

Nothing seemed quite right for it, then a couple of days ago I was delving in the archives at Knitty and came across Ester from Spring 2007. Oddly, this design intrigued me when it came out, but as it was spring, my fancy turned more to other lighter fare in anticipation of summer and I totally forgot about it. Well, lo and behold, the yarn called for in Ester is Rowan's Scottish Tweed Aran, which is mighty similar to my Yorkshire Tweed Aran, and so off I went swatching.

I am getting a good gauge match with the pattern's called for 4.5 mm needles. This is a very very fast knit and I was just zooming along here until the day before yesterday. I am just about to cast on at both sides for the upper part of the body - which will of course take longer as it is a lot wider. I am sort of stuck though, trying to decide which size to make it. For the width I cast on originally, there are three possible sizes and I'm not certain which one will work best for my personal body shape.

Given the interesting construction of this garment, I get this intuitive hunch that it's not just about size, but also about shape - and I want this to be both comfortable and flattering (is there anything as disheartening as whipping up a lovely sweater for yourself only to find that while it does indeed fit, it is not really fitting?). I think a visit to Ravelry is in order to visit with others have made this up. Hopefully there will be some rather Rubenesque figures for me to see how this thing shapes up.

Monday, October 22, 2007


I'm glad I found this KAL, I'm crazy for cables. I just finished my first adult sweater, the Central Park Hoodie. I had lots of advice from the Ravelry group and the CPHKAL. I did the body in one piece, grafted the hood, short row shaping on the shoulders. I also learned cabling without a cable needle, woo hoo!
I'm currently working on a bunch of Cherry Garcia neckwarmers, and yesterday discovered I had turned one of the cables the wrong way at the beginning, so I got to use Yarn Harlot's tutorial in fixing a wrong cable.

I have some Fetchings for my daughter OTN as well. I'm catmum on Ravelry, there are pictures of other cabled projects from the past.

Aran Watch Cap

My second small project for the Fall Cable KAL - Aran Watch Cap from "Hats On" by Charlene Schurch. A fast simple fun hat! For all the details and 1 more picture - check this blog post.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bobble Cardi finished!

I finished the Bobble Cardigan! The body fits perfectly (though I still need buttons), the hood is.... weird. Too big one way, not big enough in another. Though if I never put it up, it's fine. Pictures as soon as I take them!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Finished my Central Park Hoodie

Here is my first Central Park Hoodie that I started in February. I kept getting sidetracked by other projects, but I finally finished it in order to wear it at Rhinebeck.

As you can see, this picture was taken during the festival. I used Cascade 220, about 5 1/2 skeins. I made a mistake and crossed the cable every 8 rows instead of 10, but it still looked good, so I made it consistent theoughout the whole garment. For my buttonholes, I used the One-row horizontal buttonhole technique.

As you can see from the Kid-in-the-candy-store smile on my face, I am extremely happy with this knit. So happy, that I decided to make a second one using Aruacania Naturewool. Here is my CPH2. I decided to make it all in one piece. Currently, it is about 8 inches long.

Bristow Cardigan

I´m Leandra from Vienna and this is my first time to be member of "Fall Cable KAL". Started the Bristow Cardigan yesterday, using red noname yarn (75%wool, 25%polyamid). As my yarn is thinner than that in the pattern suggested, I had to do a little maths, but I hope it works now.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dashing Mitts

Hi everyone! I've completed another small cable project, the Dashing Mitts, for my hubby:
If you'd like to see more pictures or get more info, you can find it here. Thanks! Tiennie

This will be one project

This is one....I had purchased the yarn before the magazine was even out!! Now I have both, casting on this weekend.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Decisions, decisions...

So I was sure I wanted to do the Dollar and a half cardigan for the cable KAL, but now I'm not sure. I've been tempted by Mariah. I am in love with Mariah, and she is totally tempting me from every other project. But I'm totally not finding a yarn I like for it. It needs to be soft, and washable so I can wear it a lot, and a smooth wool or wool blend to show off the cables. And, for whatever reason, I need it to be green. Like, real bright green. Not granny apple green, nor olive green, but a harmonious in between. Very odd as I don't wear green, but for some reason I need it to be a bright, cheerful, not-too-yellow green. Ideas? Recommendations? HELP!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Central Park Hoodie

Here is my first cable project this fall. The popular Central Park Hoodie. And it deserves it's fame what a comfy, cozy sweater. I love it.

I knit this in Briggs and Little Heritage, the color is their Anniversary Twist. The yarn is rough, definitely not for next to the skin, but so far there has been no signs at all of pilling, this is one hard wearing sweater. I don't prefer the rougher yarn, but it's great for a jacket.

There are a few more pictures and details on my blog.

I have another cabled project on my needles, Anastasia. Hopefully, this one will be done before to much more time passes.

Denmark Socks

My first completed cable project this fall is Denmark by Nancy Bush from Knitting on the Road. This is a simple, easily memorized cable pattern that is pretty and very quick with sport weight yarn. For all the details and several more pictures, see this blog post.


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Central Park Hoodie

I just saw a pic of the Central Park Hoodie & have fallen in love!! I've never seen a copy of "Knitscene" in our area, and when I tried to order online, they wanted $12.+ for one mag!! Does anyone have an extra copy of this mag that they don't want, or any suggestions on how to get one? $12.+ is a bit above my budget at this time. Thanks for the advice!! June

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


I have decided to do “A Cardigan for Arwen.”

Josephine is lovely, but I don’t think it is what I want to do at the moment. Besides, I am lazy working on quite a few projects at the moment and I only have two hands!

Gathering Intentions

Hello all! I am so excited to be part of this KAL. I am a relatively new knitter, so this is my first KAL, AND my first adult sized sweater! I am making "Gathering Intentions" from Fiona Ellis' Inspired Cable Knits. (My apologies to Fiona if I butchered her name...) Here is a link to a pic from Stream of Consciousness. Just ordered the yarn today and can't wait to get started!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Marji's Cables, WIP's

Cables on the Needles
in the interest of actually finishing items this Fall, before starting more,
I show you what is on the needles at the moment, that involves cables.
clockwise from top left: Colchique, Drops Cardi 88-4, Karabella cardi in Newport Cotton, Dickinson pullover from IK Fall 07 in Debbie Bliss Alpaca silk, Kilkenny (a Lorraine Condotta design), And Calla, in Plymouth Royal Bamboo

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Ms. Little Red Riding Hood

This my first time cabling and participating on this KAL

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Inside Out Socks

I've finished a small cable project:
These are the Inside Out Socks. The pattern is from the February 2007 Rockin' Sock Club shipment. More info and pics can be found here. Thanks! Tiennie

Friday, October 5, 2007

Bobble Update, arg

I finished the first sleeve (one mistake that no one will ever notice, so it's staying). I cast on for the second sleeve... and had to promptly rip back to the ribbing. I made 2 cable mis-cross and 2 increase mistakes in the first eight rows alone. I was feeling cocky, too, since I'd made minimal boo-boos so far. But I made it past my brain lock and I'm about 30 rows into the second sleeve.

I'm looking forward to having this done in time for the weather to turn!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Just a teaser..

So I haven't started my official cable KAL project, which has finally been settled on as:

Dollar and a half cardigan from Interweave Knits Spring 2007.

But I have started this:

The Airy Wrap-Around Sweater from Fitted Knits. And it's almost done! I've only got the wraps to do, and all the cables are d-o-n-e. Word to the wise, don't try to do cables without a cable needle with mohair! Whew. For a more complete post on this project, check this post out.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Finishing up my First Central Park Hoodie

I feel like I have been knitting this forever. Many projects have jumped on my needles since I first cast this on in December. This is actually my first sweater EVER. I am proud of myself and looking forward to finishing it soon.I am making the Central Park Hoodie using Cascade 220 yarn. I am currently working on the button band, and picked up both sides at the same time. The pattern calls for doing each side separate, but that leaves an ugly seam in the middle of the hood. So, I just put it all together.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Small but still cabled

I finished a cabled hat for my daughter. I know it is just a small cable project, but there are cables none the less. The design for this set is my own, and it is knit in Twilleys Freedom Spirit yarn in the Air colorway. She insisted the hat have cables and the mitts be plain. They are knit as she wished.

Monday, October 1, 2007

KAL to the rescue

Christie and Jen, thank you for starting the 2007 Fall Cable KAL!

I'm Nicki, and currently live in Austin, TX. My Ravelry ID is loopette.

I cast on one of my projects this morning: The Irish Hiking Scarf in Liisu Supersoft Merino, 'cranberry', for the Red Scarf Project. It's going pretty quickly, which is a satisfying feeling after fiddling with lace projects most of the summer.

What is everyone else casting on for this adventure?


Finishing the Sleeves

My first project for this KAL has been a WIP since January, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I've designed this myself, and so there has been a lot of trial and error. And I still need to fiddle to get the sleeve length right. This sweater is for my husband, and I've used schematic for a similarly shaped sweater from an old VK issue (the men's issue with Kaffe Fassett on the cover) to help me with the measurements. That has worked out well, except that it asks for a 20-inch sleeve. The sleeve in this picture is 17 inches, and so I may need to make it longer. But it shouldn't take more than a few weeks for it to be done, and I can start a cable sweater from scratch for me.