Monday, October 4, 2010

Finally Finished: Cotton Cabled Sweater

This sweater taught me two things:

1. How to do a mock cable
2. From now on, I should only knit sweaters in the round; I hate knitting pieces flat and then sewing them together!

I love the Cascade Ultra Pima yarn: it's washable, sturdy, and breathable. The weave is fairly loose; although I followed the directions for size 9-12 months, this sweater is probably not going to fit BabyMitten for 3 or 4 years. I could have gone down a needle size, but instead I chose to keep it loose and relaxed. Babies grow.

The pattern for the Dewey Cabled Pullover is in Vintage Baby Knits: More Than 40 Heirloom Patterns from the 1920s to the 1950s. Next on the agenda: winter hats for small heads.

6 comments:

  1. Very pretty, Mary. I love the color!
    -Aimee

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  2. I love the sweater! What a cheerful color!

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  3. That's gorgeous!

    ...I've never even heard of mock cables. *shame* Ravelry, here I come!

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  4. The sweater looks so soft, and the color is gorgeous. Little Mitten will be supremely comfy and huggable wrapped in this beautifully crafted warmer. I hope one day we'll see a photo of the sweater in use!

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  5. Little "Spitten Machen" will be one stylin' babe, thanks to your knitting talents!

    Speaking of little Spitten Machen, isn't s/he due to arrive on the scene very soon?

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  6. What a beautiful sweater! I love cable knitting. But I never heard about mock cable. Hoe do you do it?

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