Monday, June 04, 2007

The red sweater of cables

The child's cable sweater is finally finished. It didn't take all that long to finish, once I really knuckled down to work on it exclusively. That said, I really like the way it came out. It's a little bit big, which is great because the boy won't be able to wear it until the fall.

There was a scary moment when I first had him try it on and it wouldn't go over his head. I had to rip out the cast off and try a stretchier one. I ended up doing the purl two together, put the stitch back on the left needle and purl that one with the next stitch, etc. I don't know the name of it, but it makes a nice stretchy cast off edge.

He loved the sweater too. I don't know if it's because it was 50 degrees last night, but he asked to keep it on, then wanted to wear it to bed. Cute. I should have taken a photo of him wearing it, but I wanted to wait for it to be blocked.

Here it is unblocked:

Pattern: Kid's Cable,designed by Jo Crivellaro for Cabin Fever
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece - 4.5 skeins
Color: Barn Red
Started: March 24, 2007
Finished: June 3, 2007
Mods: Yes, I didn't like the look of the rolled neck edge so I just stopped after the ribbing. I was going to try some kind of steeked in half zipper, but I really don't want to chance it after all that work.

The picture is a little dark, it's wet and rainy today so I can't take any outside photos. Here is the picture of it from Friday, nice and bright and pretty:

The weather has been crappy all weekend. The only bright spot was this cool sunshower on Saturday. Right after dinner we had a downpour then the sun came out. Of course I had to take a picture:

I think I like this one project at a time thing. I've cast on for Monica from the Spring '07 Knitty. This one will be quick. Next I don't know if I want to do Rusted Root next or one of the baby sweaters....


Blogger Sonya said...

That is a beautiful sweater. I wish I had boys that would wear sweaters.

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful job on the sweater!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Lora said...

The sweater turned out great Jackie!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Amanda1 said...

Nice job!

11:23 AM  
Blogger SleepyEyes said...

Amazing sweater! You did such a great job on it! I bet he looks handsome in it, too!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Nichole said...

I LOVE the Monica top and have it printed out for a future project... I have 2 of my friend's little girls in mind. Can't wait to see yours.

Oh no... did you just say you're going to become a monogamous knitter??!! I didn't think they really exhisted! lol

The boy's sweater is great!!!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

Oh, Jackie, the sweater is just wonderful!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Emily said...

Gorgeous sweater -- I like the purl 2 together cast-off also!

2:39 PM  
Blogger yarnophiliac said...

Monica is very cute. Just may have to make one for Rachel. I also really like Mickey, a super cute little girls skirt in Knitty -- so have to get rocking on that one.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Great save on the neckline for the sweater. I love stretchy bind-offs!
It looks great!

2:19 PM  

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