I think I might be in love!
At least in love with this cable. It’s such a fantastic combination of beautiful, squishy, substantial, and interesting. The big cable is a 12-row repeat, so it’s keeping my interest, and the little cable is a 4-row repeat, which makes it easy to keep track of where I am in the pattern. I’m enjoying it so much!
I’ve finished one side of the sweater front (I think it’s the right front, not that it really matters, because there’s no shaping!). The pattern had me mark a couple spots with scrap yarn- I think these marked stitches will have to do with adding in the sleeves later. But, honestly, I’m not worrying about it too much- I’ve decided that for this sweater, I’m just going to follow the instructions, and trust the pattern writer. It’s very relaxing.
I know I just said that I was going to follow the instructions blindly, I can’t help myself to a little “improvement” here and there. The pattern asks for the little cables to be exactly the same on the left and right front pieces. I decided to make them mirror images. After all, it’s not any extra work, and I think it’ll make the finished product look a little nicer. But that’s IT! No more changes! (Unless I run out of yarn and decide to do something different with the sleeves.)I’m fully enjoying this project! Unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) I’ve got some more design work coming up, so I don’t know how much more headway I’ll be able to make for a while. But, even if I can’t be working on this project, I know I’ll keep thinking about it.