Sadly, I have had to abandon my cable cardigan and will frog it in due course. I just didn't have enough yarn and couldn't find a fudge I could live with. However I love the pattern so will try again with a different yarn - once I can decide what to use!
I've started the sleeve using one strand of the body yarn together with the soft white cashmere I have. It is not ideal though the effect varies according to the angle and the light. But I don't have enough of anything to knit the whole cardigan - the cables really eat yarn! And I am housebound and not fashion conscious so no one much sees me. And I badly need a warm cardigan. So this seems the best fo some not very good options. I do find that once the oil is washed out and the yarn has been washed a few times the colour generally softens a good deal - which would be a good thing in this case - fingers crossed!
Sunny is now 8 months old but still barely 3 kilos in weight - which didn't stop her catching, killing and bringing in a grey squirrel recently. She dismembered it all over the carpet - oh well, I was planning to shampoo the carpets anyhow!
I have finished the first front and attached it to the back. I slightly altered the neck line to suit my figure better. The one problem is that I am using a lot more yarn than I expected and am not going to have enough. I can certainly finish the other front and then I will need to decide what to do about the sleeves - I will need to add some other cashmere yarn, but am not sure which yet.
Here I have started the first front. I like the integral brioche stitch band.
There are several different things going on at different rates - which is why I have 3 different colours of markers. The band has short rows after every 6 rows. The green markers mark pattern where the cables cross on rows 5 and 11 of a 12 row repeat, the purple markers mark a pattern change on rows 2 and 8 of this 12 row repeat. The 12 row repeat and 6 row repeats are out of step with each other.
And I want to work 107 pattern rows, so I have a peg board with 3 different count-ups going on at once. Top left is the 6 row repeat, bottom left the 12 row repeat and bottom right the total starting above the rib section.
I have made one change, starting all the cable patterns at the same point instead of having one start part-way up the ribbing.
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living in London.