Sunday, July 22, 2012

Learning to Cable

Isn't the little coral sweater beautiful?  It's Mignon, a fabulous pattern from Loop London.  A big thanks to the wonderful ladies at In The Making for allowing me to borrow their display and window for a photo op! 

One of my knitting goals this year was to learn to cable and Robin at In The Making told me Mignon was perfect for learning and she was right!  I don't know why I thought cables were so hard but they aren't at all.  Just a little fiddly.  And Robin told me another secret too - I didn't have to have a cable needle (the store was sold out that day).  All I needed was a DPN and those I have.

The sweater was a delight to make and quick too.  This week, it will be headed to Lexington, KY for a special little girl who is scheduled to arrive in September.  The sweater has been finished for a couple of weeks but I keep putting off mailing it.  I'm so proud of it, I've been showing it off to everyone who'll look!

Here's another view, a little closer up:

The pattern is available on Ravelry or In The Making.   I used Cascade's Ultra Pima and I used just barely over one skein.   I think this is one of those good to have in your knitting aresenal patterns since it can be worn by a girl or boy, depending of course, on the color.