Celtic Cables »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Traditional
Schulana Donegal Tweed ( Aran / 10 ply 95% Wool, 5% Cashmere, 104 yards / 50 grams )
What was your inspiration?
I saw the course description with the pictures of the cardigan and instantly fell in love with it. Furthermore, it resembles a pullover I made ages ago for my husband and that he still proudly wears :)
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.
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.