Cable edge cardigan

cable edge cardigan 1

This has got to be one of my favorite cardigans to date – great fit, great style, great yarn!  Of course, I was knitting stockinette until I thought I’d go crazy, but by doing a little bit each night (and interspersing it with a lot of other knitting projects), I managed to get it done.

The pattern is in the inaugural issue of knit.wear, called Cable Trimmed Jacket with Hood.  I used 5 1/2 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh DK in color Graphite – I love how the variations in the yarn color show up over such a large “palette.”  I knit on the recommended US 7s, and chose size 43″ – a size larger than I’d usually knit, but the pattern noted that the sample being modeled was shown with plenty of ease, and I wanted the same kind of loose fit, so I went with the larger size.  The fit is perfect for me (I would usually knit size 38-40″), so I’m glad I went up a size.

There’s no detail to the cardigan other than the cabling along the edge, which is why it worked well to use a yarn that really shows off when given a chance; I was afraid that the bottom hem and sleeve hems would roll, or that the cabling wouldn’t lay flat, but they look just fine.  I blocked each piece individually before seaming, which I think really helps.

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