Friday, March 5, 2010

Cabled Turtleneck Sweater

On Thursday, I finished my sweater. I bound off the turtleneck and wove in the ends. I neglected the laundry, the dishes, and the children (a little bit). I was starting to get nervous that I wouldn't get a chance to wear it before the weather got warmer.

My husband took these pictures, and I realize you can't see the cable all that well. I'm really pleased with the sweater though. It fits well, it's warm, and it has a striped turtleneck thing that I LOVE!!!

Here's the information:
The pattern is published by James C. Brett. (Don't you think that my sweater looks like the one on the cover of the pattern?)

I used the Marble Chunky yarn called for in the pattern. I think I used about 3 1/2 skeins, but it might have been a little more or a little less. The only modification I made was to knit the turtleneck part in the round, instead of knitting it flat and seaming it.
I'm hoping to enjoy this sweater for a few winters!
I should have immediately resumed work on the Fourth Trimester sweater or Gail. But, little girl requested a purple tank top, and I just happen to have a stash of some purple, yup, I cast on for a tank top. It's hard to turn Little Girl down.
Happy knitting!


Deb said...

It looks great!! Good job Dorothy!!

Nina said...

The sweater looks great! Suits you perfectly!

And you have no snow, I'm so jealous! We're still thigh-deep in the stuff, yuck.

Tea said...

Wow! Your sweater is just beautiful!
What a gorgeous pattern! I'd be mighty proud, too!

km said...

I love the sweater! You look fantastic!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

My goodness, your knitted wardrobe is growing in leaps and bounds. This is a gorgeous addition. Great job and as everyone has said already, it looks great on you!!