Celtic Cable Cardigan

Project Description

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. :)

What you will need

  • Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (Oatmeal)
  • plastic buttons
  • US 8 / 5.0 mm / UK 6

Q&A with artistikim

Olympia asked:
Beautiful work!
artistikim answered:
Thank you! I learned a lot in this class! This was my first major cable project, and second ever sweater. There are many, many, MANY mistakes, but I don't point them out to anyone, they are just part of the homemade character of it. :)
Teresa Maria asked:
I forgot to mention the fit is perfect!
artistikim answered:
Thank you! I spent a lot of time with pencil, paper, tape measure and calculator to try to make sure it would. Having never done something like this before, I wasn't sure about how much ease to use. I ended up using the same amount Carol had put down for her example measurement chart so I would have somewhere to start. I liked how the cardigan fit the dress form in the video, so I had hoped that ease was what I was looking for.
Knittygirl asked:
What size needle did you use for this wool?
artistikim answered:
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.
Knittygirl asked:
Thank you. Also what was your cast on number?
artistikim answered:
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.
EBlack asked:
looks wonderful !
artistikim answered:
Thank you!