Celtic Cables

Project Description

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.

What you will need

  • Schulana Donegal Tweed ( Aran / 10 ply 95% Wool
  • 5% Cashmere
  • 104 yards / 50 grams )

Q&A with Barbara62

BSK asked:
Beautiful! What color is that yarn? I love the way the multi-colored flecks stand out.
Barbara62 answered:
Thank you! The colour is a heathered dark olive green.
Jettquilts asked:
Thanks for the great idea if using markers for the different cables. I'll give it a try!
Barbara62 answered:
Do so, it works just perfectly for me.
Olympia asked:
Love your finished project. It looks great with that zipper.
Barbara62 answered:
Thank you. With a fitted cardigan, I like a zipper better than buttons because the edges between the button often gape.
Mothelina asked:
How did you modify for the zippers?
Barbara62 answered:
I picked up the stitches as I would have done for the buttonband, but then worked an icord-bindoff.
Terry Sieber asked:
Love the zipper idea! I am working on this color as well and I think I may do the zipper instead of the buttons. Great idea!
Barbara62 answered:
Thank you. It wasn't as hard as I thought to ew the zipper in. I did it with my sewing machine.

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