Friday, January 28, 2011


I seem to starting an awful lot of cabled designs right now, could it be last couple months of pregnancy making me a bit "loopy"? The green project is a cabled yoke for a sweater to be determined as a pullover or cardigan, I started it with the intent of making a pullover, but have recently been inspired to make it a cardigan with a wide button band and a swing type body. Feedback would be appreciated! The rust colored band looks like a headband right now, but will actually be a super warm hat. I made one as a birthday gift for my aunt a few days ago, and decided that I was fed up with my hat being to slouchy. This design knits the band one way and then stitches are picked up and knit in the round, this way, even the softest alpaca (usually deemed to drapey for a hat) should work just fine, I am knitting mine out of Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky, the first one I made out of an Alpaca/wool/silk/donegal blend, which worked beautifully. I will update you on how it wears and stretches, if it does work check out ravelry or the shop for the pattern!