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Friday, October 15, 2010


Here, it is, all finished! I love the way it came out and I think it will be getting a lot of wear when it gets a little cooler around here. I can see the cables (on the left front) clearly in real life but I had to tweak the color of the photo a little to get them to show up here. I knew when I chose this yarn for this sweater that the cable details might get lost in the black yarn, but I decided that since there were only a few cables, I would go ahead and knit it. I don't regret my color choice, but anyone else who chooses to knit this sweater (or any other cabled sweater) in a dark color needs to know that cables will get lost in dark colors. This is probably why so many of us think of ivory yarn when we think about traditional cabled sweaters - light colors show off the cables better.

Anyway, the pattern is Metro from Fall 2010 Twist Collective. I used Jaegar Shetland Aran yarn in black (it's been discontinued for a few years). I knit the 33 1/2" size and I love the fit. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. I would rate the difficulty of it somewhere around the medium level. It's not hard to knit, but you need to be comfortable with several different knitting techniques to work this pattern. Now if only the temperature would drop a little, I could wear it!

(Please ignore the hair malfunction here. I have layers and clearly some of them got caught in my hair clip funny. Just look at the sweater and ignore the hair.)



Blogger Jan said...

I love the sweater. Everyone needs a black sweater, even in California. When the weather drops below 68 degrees, we start wearing scarves and mittens too. The cables add quite a bit of interest to the front, and I'm certain they show up beautifully in person. I thought the hair thingie was kinda cute.

1:35 PM  
Blogger mihaela said...

Very beautiful and elegant!

2:38 PM  
Blogger krayolakris said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations!

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Mady said...

Another lovely sweater!

7:58 PM  

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