Tagged: cables

Inishturk sweater: another piece done

Well, vacation definitely has its benefits- I’m done with the front of my sweater! All I have to do now is knit up a sleeve and stitch it together. I’m really excited to be done, and I’ve already started researching yarn for my next sweater. Too bad it hasn’t started cooling off yet. I’m really ready for sweater weather!
Here it is:

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Inishturk Hat

After I posted yesterday about my new Elsa wool yarn, I couldn’t help but dive right into working with it. I rolled it into a nice ball and cast on for the hat that matches this sweater.
The pattern is actually really fun. It’s challenging but easy enough that I can memorize/intuit it without looking at the instructions. I especially like the braided cable. Here’s how far I’ve gotten:

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As you can see, the yarn gives really nice stitch definition. I like the natural grey/brown color too. It’s really soft and super easy to work with. I’ll post a longer review of it later, but in short, I’m loving it so far!

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Also, on a related note, I bought a set of interchangeable circular needles today. They were normally $70 at Michael’s but with my 50% off coupon, they were a really great deal. The nylon string/chord/whatever its called was a little stiff at first but after using it on the hat, its started to get easier to work with.