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Cables, Baby!

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Finished
June 1 2016
June 9 2016
Project info
Cables, Baby!
Emme's Cable by Pamela Radmacher
Knitting
9-12 months to equal 3-6 months
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
26 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash
none left in stash
0.5 skeins = 287.5 yards (262.9 meters), 75 grams
Red-orange
Rav destash - cereselle
Notes

This sweet little sweater features bold cables that are easy to memorize and knit. A quick and rewarding project.

I blogged about it here.

The pattern gauge seems too loose for a fingering weight yarn--maybe the sample was knit with a loftier fiber?--so I’ve gone with a tighter gauge and knitted a couple sizes up. If I were to knit to pattern gauge, I’d use sport weight yarn.

The buttons look weird in these pics because they’re reflecting the light. In real life, they blend nicely.

Modifications:
Changed the neck band and bottom band to seed stitch, as I am not a fan of garter stitch. Worked a ribbed cast on and bind off to accommodate the seed stitch.

Worked Row 2 of cable pattern as 2(C4B) instead of 2(C4F). I like the flow of cables better this way.

If I make this again, I’ll change the raglan increases to paired directional increases instead of kfb next to kfb. This is just me being picky--it’s fine the way it’s written.
I’ll also use thicker yarn, because this comes out very small. I’ve noticed other knitters have found it to be small as well.

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June 9 2016
 
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by Rohrspatz & Wollmeise
Fingering
100% Merino
574 yards / 150 grams
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  • Project created: May 31, 2016
  • Finished: June 9, 2016
  • Updated: November 12, 2017
  • Progress updates: 3 updates