(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.The 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.I’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.