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Celtic Cable Cardigan

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My first cardigan and major cable work

Created in this Craftsy Course

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 Traditional, Classic
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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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What size needle did you use for this wool?

01/20/2014 Flag

I used a size 7 (US)/4.5mm needle for the ribbing and a size 8(US)/5.5mm needle for the rest. I have a couple of interchangable needle kits (one I purchased to use for class, and another which was a birthday gift while I was working on this project). I used the two longest cables from my Boye kit connected together to make a 47" circular needle, though I probably could have gotten away with 40". I used my Knitpicks set for the sleeves (I do not have connectors for those cables, so I didn't use it for the bodice). I knit both sleeves at the same time on the same magic loop using the 32" circular needles (extra long for nice large loops). The knitpicks set has a much more flexible cable/wire, and was much better suited to the magic loop technique than the more rigid Boye cable/wire.

01/22/2014 Flag

Thank you. Also what was your cast on number?

01/25/2014 Flag

I followed the size 36 instructions (the same instructions used on the demonstration garment in the class) as close as possible as far as stitch counts. The adjustments I made were only in length: I lengthened the sleeves, the bust-to-waist, and waist-to-ribbing.

01/31/2014 Flag

looks wonderful !

01/26/2014 Flag

Thank you!

01/31/2014 Flag

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