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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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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Casual
Barbara62 on

What materials did you use? Schulana Donegal Tweed ( Aran / 10 ply 95% Wool, 5% Cashmere, 104 yards / 50 grams )

Barbara62 on

What are you most proud of? I'm glad I found a similar yarn in Germany and I'm proud I was patient enough not to buy the second best.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Knit the swatches. All of them. If your gauge is off, do the math. You will never be content with a cardigan that doesn't fit you. To keep track of the charts, I first wrote them down in order like 2 / A / 1 / B / 1 / B and so on. Later I realized that I could read my knitting and distinguish between cables B and D, so I only had to mark cables A and C. I did this by marking washers with the letters A and C and tying them to red and blue scraps of yarn. I use them instead of stitchmarkers at the beginning of the cables A and C. Works fine for me.

Barbara62 on

Beautiful! What color is that yarn? I love the way the multi-colored flecks stand out.

11/23/2012 Flag

Thank you! The colour is a heathered dark olive green.

11/23/2012 Flag

Thanks for the great idea if using markers for the different cables. I'll give it a try!

12/03/2012 Flag

Do so, it works just perfectly for me.

12/04/2012 Flag

Love your finished project. It looks great with that zipper.

08/28/2013 Flag

Thank you. With a fitted cardigan, I like a zipper better than buttons because the edges between the button often gape.

08/30/2013 Flag

How did you modify for the zippers?

09/13/2013 Flag

I picked up the stitches as I would have done for the buttonband, but then worked an icord-bindoff.

09/16/2013 Flag