Jumpers · My Creations · Yarny Stuff

Cables in Progress

In this post, I mentioned that I’d be making a sleeveless version of the cable jumper by Isabel Démarchais for my oldest son because I’d probably finish a jumper for his younger brother in the time I’d take to knit the sleeves on his. I thought it’d work for him as it’s not a shaped jumper, though it looks shaped in the second picture third picture below. The pattern is 90% stocking stitches except for the rows and rounds with cables. It is worked top-down; the back is knitted first from upper back until armhole, placed on waste yarn, then the front before joining and continuing in the round.

51ABA22F-3632-45CD-809B-63F16B5C932B.jpeg
Pattern

To make it sleeveless without the shoulders overhanging, I knew the measurement across his back has to be narrower than a jumper’s so I concluded that I’d start with size S, knit up to the beginning of armhole shaping, and instead of increasing by 12sts, increase by 20sts to get to size M. I didn’t know if it’s the ‘right’ way to achieve what I wanted but since I’ve only really been knitting regularly since early 2017, I just went with my instinct. Anyway, he tried it on after the increase, and it looked okay. Then I ran into a problem on the next cable round because I wasn’t able to match them to the previous cables for some reason. So after a couple of attempts, I just took off the stitches from my needles so I had live stitches; then using paper clips, I arranged the cables as they should be, and then proceeded to knit. It’s been plain sailing after that.

So, here’s where I am today.

C6444BC1-1BD8-4C13-9226-D2AB8EA20E97

I’ve been knitting at every opportunity since my last post, even after work when I’m dog tired, but I’m very happy seeing the result.

3E6B8F38-8C9F-4AAE-B656-4A910D29C13A

 

I can see the end in sight, YAY! It shouldn’t be long now.

Till next time.

☮️

7 thoughts on “Cables in Progress

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s