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Celtic Cable Cardigan

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My first cardigan and major cable work

Created in this Craftsy class

Celtic Cables taught by Carol Feller

Enjoy the knit of the Irish as you follow Carol Feller stitch by stitch to make a flattering cardigan sweater with contemporary Celtic cabling.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Aran (10 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Classic, Traditional
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What needles did you use? US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

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What materials did you use? Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (Oatmeal), plastic buttons

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What are you most proud of? I like extra-long sleeves, and a lower bottom edge. I was very pleased with the results of my alterations to the pattern to accommodate these. :)

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Do you remember how wide your button bands was- did you do the 1 inch?- That looks perfect

07/16/2014 Flag

Sorry for the delay in responding. I kept checking Craftsy when I was nowhere near my sweater. Yes, this is a 1-inch button band.

08/15/2014 Flag

I just love your sweater. It fits perfectly and you've convinced me to use Fisherman's Wool. The stitch definition is great. It looks like you made it slightly longer than what the pattern called for. I like it like that.

01/05/2015 Flag

Yes, I spent a lot of time before casting on calculating the fit the way I wanted it to be. I find that I prefer sweaters that hit me at the hips or high hips rather than the waist, so I made sure to lower the bottom edge. I also lengthen the sleeves considerably to accommodate my long arms and my preference for cuffs that come past my wrist.

01/23/2015 Flag

Wow - impeccable fitting! nicely done!

03/05/2015 Flag

Its just absolutely gorgeous!!! I love that yarn too. You have inspired me to make my next cabled sweater in this yarn. It looks lovely on you too. The extra long sleeves makes it a comfy sit for the winter. I just started mine and am still at the waist decreases. I like how yours has only a 1 inch band on the waist and the button band. Do you think mine will look bad if I have a 1.5inch waist band and a 1 inch button band? Also what is the width on the neck band?

06/21/2015 Flag

I think yours will look fine with the 1.5" bottom band and 1" button band - that is what I had intended, but apparently I got impatient in my excitement to be working on my first major sweater project and left a couple of rows off. As a result, my bottom band ended up being 1.25", the button band is 1", the buttonhole band is 1.25", and the neck band is 7/8". Speaking from a visual design standpoint, a slightly wider bottom band should give the sweater a more "grounded" look - good for a rustic-looking sweater like this. A bottom band that is too thin would look strange. If you look through my projects, you will find one sweater with a 4" bottom band (and 1.5" button band). The wristbands are also 4". As long as the bottom band and wrist bands match, the sweater will look great.

06/26/2015 Flag