FO: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too

We finally had some sunny weather for a photo shoot. Yippee! I was able to talk the Pontiff into a short trip over to the City & County building for a change of scenery.

Baby Cables and Big Ones Too

This is NaKniSweMoDo finished sweater #5.

Can you tell I love this sweater?

The fit is great, and the yarn softened into the most wonderful fabric. It’s cozy without being too hot.

With washing, the fabric gets much more drape. I didn’t really have very much growth, so it was pretty true to the swatch. I was careful not to let it stretch out when laying it out to dry – I just patted it into shape.

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Baby Cables and Big Ones Too If you want larger photos, you can click any image to go to it’s Flickr page and view larger sizes.


Pattern: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too, by Suvi S. This is a very well-written pattern, and I definitely recommend it. It has a good schematic, charts for the cables, and is very clear. My project page is here.

Yarn: Jo Sharp Silkroad Tweed DK, Color: Festival, 8 balls

Size: My gauge with this yarn was a bit looser than what was specified for the pattern, so I knitted the smallest size (32 3/4″), and the finished sweater came out at 35.5″.

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), and US 3 (3.25 mm) for the garter stitch at the hem only.

Modifications: Instead of picking up 8 stitches under each arm, I only picked up 4. Then after a couple of sleeve decreases, I skipped two decreases so that I ended up with the same number of stitches for the sleeves. (Well, technically I did pick up 8 stitches, then immediately decreased those to 4 on the next round.) This resulted in a slightly more fitted upper sleeve. I probably wouldn’t do that if I knit it again, but I might do one or two fewer raglan increases (but keep the yoke at the same length).

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19 Responses to FO: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too

  1. Carrie says:

    Wow, fantastic sweater! Everything about it is flattering.

  2. Lauren says:

    It looks great! I think I might have to add this to my queue.

  3. Norma says:

    Oh, I LOVE it! And I know how wonderfully this yarn softens, too. I can’t wait to make a sweater for ME in this. This lilac (or lavender or whatever!) color is so refreshing and light for this time of year, and looks fab on you!

  4. Stacey says:

    That is lovely! It certainly does flatter you.

    I swear I saw you today on Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives. Someplace in SLC known for their biscuits? I ran to your blog to compare and I still swear! 😀

  5. margene says:

    As you know, I love that sweater on you!! It’s really gorgeous.

  6. Julie says:

    Beautiful sweater; it looks great on you!

  7. Chris says:

    It looks wonderful on you!

  8. Anne says:

    How very very pretty! I love the color and the fit/style is great on you too!

  9. Another winner, Cheryl! Great work.

  10. Nora says:

    It’s just beautiful, Cheryl, and looks wonderful on you!

  11. Robby says:

    Really gorgeous sweater. You always seem to make them fit you ‘just so’. Making the wearer and the garment flattered by your handwork. Lovely job.

  12. Lori says:

    This looks so great on you! I’m definitely putting it in my queue – I’ve got some stashed silky wool that will be perfect!

  13. Cookie says:

    Completely fabulous! Well done.

  14. Miss T says:

    Looks wonderful!

  15. elizabeth says:

    Wow! I love it!!! Wasn’t that nice of the Pontiff to agree to a new background?!? I’m always driving past buildings and thinking ‘that’d be perfect for a photo shoot’ but somehow end up in the back yard…

  16. Brenda says:

    So pretty! A a great photo shoot too. It’s a really good color for you.

  17. Laurie says:

    So good! (And great photo shoot too. I can feel the western sun.)

  18. Carrie K says:

    That is so cute!

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