Finished the Front and Back Cable Sweater…and still haven’t come up with a better name for it. I’m really happy with the way this came out, despite the headaches at the beginning. The pattern was from Gedifra Highlights 033, but I scrapped the pattern long ago, since it was seriously weird, and decided to use the cable chart only, knitting top-down. I tried it on approximately eleventy-billion times, but it was worth it. It grew after blocking, so it’s perhaps a little long, but that’s better than being even a smidge too short, in my book. I wound up using 9 balls of Rowan Cashsoft DK on size 4 needles. Since I knit this top-down, instead of bottom-up, I just had to read the cable chart top to bottom, left to right and it did what it was supposed to do. And I think I have a major crush on this cable, even if it does look like a spine. 🙂
I’ve already started another sweater, and there’s a “newspaper” article and new Small Bird projects to share, but that’s another post for another day. Right now I think I’ll kick back and savor this FO.