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Cable sweater
123-29 Jumper in moss st with cables by DROPS design
Knitting
M
Needles & yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
1,238 yards
Garnstudio DROPS Nepal
5 skeins = 410.0 yards (374.9 meters), 250 grams
275310
Purple
Manos del Uruguay Wool Clasica
6 skeins = 828.1 yards (757.2 meters)
Blue
Notes

Oh boy, this was some work I can tell you! It got so cold in October (I mean colder that I was used to after long warm fall) I got really chilly and couldn’t take it (and thought I couldn’t make it in some point -seriously, the tempature went down so quickly). It makes pretty much sense why I wanted to have a long warm pullover.

I fell in love with this pattern immediately when I saw it. I thought I had enough yarn to make this but before sleeves I realized it was going to run out! I panicked since I knew I couldn’t get this (Manos) yarn anywhere in Finland and I didn’t want to wait several days without knitting my sweater.

So I went for shopping trying to find look a like yarn. Mission impossible. So I gave up and took totally different color, purple. I had a crisis when I tried to mix these two colors. I was so insecure would they work together and was this big project ruined.

Well, I made it. I had to make cowl again because at the first time it look really thick and I didn’t look good at all. I used 8 mm needles and it was much better!

My size is S but I knitted with 6 mm needles instead of 7 mm so I made size M. And I knitted circle, I didn’t want to bother to make two pieces separately

I think the pattern was written poorly. I had to ask my sister’s help so I could understand some explanations.

The inside photos are closer to the real colors.

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October 26 2014
January 9 2015
 
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by Manos del Uruguay
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100% Wool
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  • Project created: January 11, 2015
  • Updated: January 11, 2015