Cable Sweater: Back with a vengeance

Now that I’ve finished my EPIC SECRET PROJECT, I can go back to my lovely purple sweater!  Time for more cables!

(Apparently I really like cables-  I’m still really enjoying them after more than a month of cabling.  I should make more cabled projects!)

I finished off both fronts, which are both generous 10″ by 30″ rectangles of thickly cabled loveliness.  Then I did something else that I really enjoy, but don’t do nearly enough- a three-needle bind-off.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe tops of the front panels are joined together at the spine with a beautifully neat row of three-needle bind off.  The cables come together perfectly, and it just looks so professional.  It’s a technique I don’t use much, but one that always gets me excited.  It reminds me of a zipper, carefully mushing two separate pieces together so that they fit perfectly together.  It’s just so satisfying.

Then, I picked up a bunch of stitches across the back and now I’m chugging along on a big ol’ panel of stockinette for the body back.  If I were to do it again, I think I’d add another big cable running down the spine.  But I don’t feel like ripping out all my work, so I’ll just leave it as is.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m still unsure how wearable this sweater will be- it’s kind of an odd shape.  But I’m absolutely loving working on it.  If it ends up being unwearable, I can at least rip out the back and sleeves and be left with a pretty scarf.

4 thoughts on “Cable Sweater: Back with a vengeance

  1. Sue

    I love the 3-needle bind off too! And yes, it makes your sweater look totally professional! Such a neat, orderly technique!

    I think you’ll like the shape once it’s done and you wear it. I wasn’t sure about that shaping either before I wore it and now I really like it!
    (Not that it was on anything I’ve knitted, I’m just talking in general)

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  2. chrisknits

    I am in cable mode too. Finished 2 sweaters for me last year in cables. Now working on 2 baby sweaters I am designing with cables. And I am sure I have tons more bookmarked in my queue with cables!!!

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