Celtic Cables »
InstructionsFollow Carol's instructions and watch the last bonus lesson first, because fixing cables will inevitably be a part of knitting!
I wouldn't use this yarn again for a sweater for an adult, because it pills easily, especially along the arms. I chose it because it was so soft, but for an Aran Cable sweater, the wool should probably have a little more structure to it.
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Traditional, Casual, Classic, Outdoorsy
Debbie Bliss Fez yarn Craftsy Course Celtic Cables with Carol Feller
What was your inspiration?
I lost a sweater that I had bought in Ireland thirty years ago, and wanted to knit one myself. I find cables so interesting and love Carol's designs. I will definitely use techniques I learned in her course to improve my knitting in other projects.
What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of actually doing the swatches first, and blocking them before starting the actual sweater. I have always had trouble reading the gauge, but persevered and the sweater fit perfectly. I stopped when I noticed an error in the cables and reworked them - - - several times!! I also masted the Kitchener Stitch, without having to re-read the instructions or rewind! Yea!!!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Take the time to do the swatches, so that you understand the cables. It certainly saves time and frustration in the long run. Also, watch the fixing cables video (the last one), after you have worked through the first 15 rows--just in case!!!!