Simple Cable Sweater II
September 8, 2019
October 2, 2019

Simple Cable Sweater II

Project info
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
3.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
Cascade Yarns ® Ecological Wool®
2.02 skeins = 965.6 yards (882.9 meters), 505 grams

Way back in 2013 I knit a sweater for charity that I really liked, of my own devising. I bought yarn then, but never knit myself one - but that has changed now!
9-16 - body of sweater completed and wet blocked. Coming out to size. 307 grams, 590 yards used. Hah, I was worried about having enough yarn and I will have plenty leftover! I’m also happy at how light the sweater is weight-wise - it won’t get all saggy with it’s woolen spun squishiness.

Need to figure out what pattern on the sleeves- I’m thinking of cable on the top and the after rib at the bottom to line up with the pattern in the sides - but they would need to be knit in the round and not sure I have the patience for that.

More notes: decided to knit sleeves two at a time on two circulars in the round up to armhole, then knit flat. Original sleeves, despite calculations, were too wide and too long. Ripped them back to elbow, eliminating any further decreases and re-did the math. Worked out ok.

In the middle here I was traveling, and left behind notes in the hotel room, but I was ok because I took photos of the notes - thank Goodness!

Band and Collar: consulted Knitting Pattern Essentials, and picked up stitches. I thought about doing 7 buttons, but I am really unlikely to use them, so I opted for a single button option, using the two-lips buttonhole by TechKnitter. Cast off in the tubular bind-off to match the sleeves.

Yarn usage to this point: 504 grams, or 965 yards. Just over 2 skeins worth of yarn.

Next Up: pockets!

Ok decided to outline the pockets with contrasting yarn. Made decision to use a coordinating heather yarn and just knit the “back” of the pocket down. I added 2 stitches, one on each end, for the pockets and knit 2 extra rows for length. I did a bit of grafting from the live Stitches onto the front, then carefully closed up each side. Back on the front I transferred the stitches into a size 5 needle, catching the 1/2 siting in each side. Using main yarn, Knit one row. Then two 2: p1, k1, p1 to end of row. Knit next row, then bind off purlwise.

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About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Cascade Yarns ®
100% Wool
478 yards / 250 grams

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  • Project created: September 9, 2019
  • Finished: October 2, 2019
  • Updated: October 7, 2019
  • Progress updates: 6 updates