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Portulaca cardigan

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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 Casual
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What materials did you use? Soft Donegal by Donegal Yarns in teal colourway, 4.5 mm and 4 mm needles

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is worth spending the time knitting the swatches and getting the gauge right. With the suggested needle size I was too loose and with one size down I was too tight. Following advice from Carol I used the smaller needles but added an extra 6 stitches (2 at either side seam and one to each front edge) and increased the buttonband from 1 inch to 1.5 inches. The final size is perfect. I cannot emphasise how useful this class has been. I have learnt so many new techniques - the alternate cable cast on, the grafted bind off (which I just loved), buttonholes and bobbles. Don't be put off by how complicated the pattern looks. Once you get started it's actually pretty straightforward and the videos are absolutely fantastic. I so enjoyed knitting this cardigan that I'm a little sad I'm finished! I've certainly got the cables bug - I'm quite keen to try Carol's Killorglin zip up cardigan from Contemporary Irish Knits now. (Although the thought of zips slightly freaks me out - wouldn't that be an excellent class for Craftsy to do!)

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What a beautiful job you did. It fits you so nicely and I love the color you chose.

12/25/2012 Flag

Beautiful sweater, i love the color what yarn did you use?

02/01/2013 Flag

very nice indeed

04/05/2013 Flag

Wonderful job! Thanks for the advice.

08/23/2013 Flag

Very beautiful! Thanks for the additional info that you gave us on the class. It does seem a bit intimidating to try, but with your encouragement I just might!

11/29/2014 Flag