Monday, December 31, 2007

Vintage Cable Sweater

It's finally done! Come see all details at The Crafty Weasel!

Happy New Year to You All, Fellow Cablers!

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Wow... I am so impressed with everyone's projects! Thanks for all the inspiration.

I took a little detour from my cabled cardigan and knit up a Shedir for a friend's mom.

I'd strongly recommend this knit... pretty easy, but just enough attention needed to keep it interesting. The final project looks fantastic (according to me and the recipient!).

More pics and the details on my blog.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Clessidra is done!

I have been computer-less for a few weeks, and just LOVE all the new posts I came back to. Everyone's been working hard! I have finally finished my first cabled project for the fall, Clessidra from Knitty. Although I have never taken so long to make a pair of socks before, these have been very fun to knit and I am so happy with the results!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Vintage Cabled Sweater Update

This has been a slow knit, in part because we moved and in part because the pattern is actually a tad labour-intensive. Nonetheless, the vintage cabled sweater is a fun knit and I think it's looking gorgeous. I can't wait to finish!!

The Crafty Weasel

Monday, December 17, 2007

The front to Fern is done. There is a close up on my blog.

Little Blue Pullover

This is a child's pullover which I knit for my 7-yr old niece. Instructions are from "Arans & Celtics - The Best of Knitters" although I used charts from the matching cardigan. I have also finished the matching Teddy Bear sweaters and will post photos in a day or two.

More photos and details about the pullover are on my blog.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Annie's Butt Skirt

I still haven't even bought the yarn for Cables Milano yet.

Instead, I am knitting the cover skirt in Annie Modesitt's book, Romantic Hand Knits. In her book, she called it An Affair to Remember Tulip Skirt. In her blog, Annie called it the "Butt Skirt". It does have 4 small 4x4 cables and diagonal traveling cables.

I tried it on before I hit the lace section, about micromini length on me. The diagonal detail is really very flattering. I was worried about the negative ease, but Annie knows what she is doing.

You can follow the thread on my blog about the creation of this skirt. I modified the pattern slightly, substituting Cotton Ease for the Amaizing yarn, using a decorative elastic instead of a knit casing, and adding a lining for modesty and comfort.

Nantucket Progress

This is my current cable project:  The Nantucket Jacket from Interweave Knits Winter 2006.  I have finished the back and right front.  I will cast on the left front and hopefully finish that this week.  Here's a couple of pictures of my progress.  I am knitting it from Swish Worsted in Bordeaux on 9 needles.

Right FrontBack
I knit it a little short and then stretched it for blocking.  I blocked the back as soon as I finished to check to be sure that this worked. 

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Happy new year

This is my new cabled project for my husband:Purple v neck sweater.

This is my new fingerless mittens.Name of pattern:Shedir Fingerless Mittens.its my design

Monday, December 10, 2007

Tate is done!

It's taken 3 months of snail-pace knitting, but I'm finally done with my Fall Cable 2007 KAL project - Tate, a cabled pullover from Jaeger JB34.

This was originally written for either Jaeger Trinity or Jaeger Aqua, and to make my own cold-weather version I used RYC Cashsoft DK, which is a wool-cashmere blend. I'm happy to say it's worked out well - Cashsoft made the pullover a lot springier than it would have been in Trinity or Aqua, but there's enough ease figured into the pattern such that it's not too clingy. Given the preponderance of 3x3 ribbing here, a good wet-blocking is essential.

Here are a couple of modelled shots of Tate in action. One of the reasons why I like this pattern is that the central cable motif works well with open coats and jackets.

This is a very easy pattern and I highly recommend it. The main mod I made was to knit the central cable on only the front of the pullover instead of on the back as well (as written in the pattern). More details on the overall experience and my mods on my blog.

Happy knitting and happy festive season!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Does it count?

I have had a very busy semester this fall. I was going to knit a cable pullover, but I really couldn't find the time to do it. So instead of a big project, I knitted a pair of baby booties(my first pair of baby booties). The pattern does have cable in it. So, it, kind of, counts as my fall cable project, right? hehehe :D

The yarn was Bernat Organic Cotton in color Mineral Spring. Very nice cotton yarn, smooth to knit with.

Cable Ready Bag....Completed!

Here is my completed project for the Fall Cable KAL 2007. I need to add a lining to it, but for the most part it's done.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Fern to the armholes

I'm a bit past the armholes on Fern. Poor thing, I keep putting her down to work on self imposed Christmas projects. I continue to believe I will finish her by the end of the year.

You can see what has been distracting me on my regular blog.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

First Cabled Hat

Unoriginal Hat for Maggie Finally a cabled project. The Unoriginal Hat knit in an unknown 100% purewool colorway. It was worsted, I just doubled it and knit away! This is being given away, but glad I tried it on, I need to add about 1" of ribbing to make it longer.


Classic Cable Scarf

I finished the 2nd of the 4 cabled scarves I am making for Christmas gifts. I used Cascade 128 in a deep pink. The pattern is from Knit Ponchos, Wraps & Scarves by Jane Davis. It's the Classic Cable Scarf but I did two cables instead of the three in the pattern.

Now I have to decide on patterns and yarn for the last two scarves.

Sue It's A Knit Thing

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Cable Mittens!

My submission to the KAL is complete! For my birthday, my sis got me 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. It is a great book- lots of easy, small projects to use up yarn! I chose the Elegant-and-Easy Cable Mittens for the Entire Family pattern. My cable is a little off; when I wear the mittens, it twists towards the thumb. I didn't follow the pattern at all- I just used the cable from the book and started knitting from the top down. For my first pair of top-down mittens, they turned out pretty good, I think.

These mittens took two balls of SWS, actually- I wanted to knit each from its own ball (less tangles, and I don't own a ball winder), and I was afraid of running out. However, now I have two half balls of SWS leftover- perhaps I'll make a cable hat to go with my new mittens?

Sivia's Journey Cable Socks

My December socks are the Journey Cable socks designed by Sivia Harding. I used Indigo Moon's hand dyed merino. This was a surprisingly quick and fun knit.
They're destined to be a Christmas gift for a friend.