I’m feeling the love for cables at the moment, now that I’ve mastered the technique without a needle. I love how the cables construct, twisting and winding with the stitches. I was working on my Arwen when I was distracted by Wisteria, another great design by Kate Gilbert from the new Twist Collective online magazine. It was the cables that attracted me, how they twist around the neck line, on the bottom of the sweater and arms. I had to drop everything and cast on and to try and take my mind off what Miss Holly was going through, but yet still try and keep her as comfortable as possible. I’ll give you an little update on her at the end of this post.
Photographs of the sweater are modelled on my sister as no one here yet can take proper photos yet and they are before blocking.
Yarn: Dream In Colour Classy Black Parade
Amount of yarn: Used a little of the 5th skein approx 4.9 skeins.
Mods: Shortened the length of the sleeves, I’ve got short arms! Length of sweater as in pattern.
Comments: I love how the sweater turned out. The construction is clever, knitted from the top down. I’m wanting to make another but maybe in a bigger size. Its quite a fitted sweater so if you’re wanting a more looser effect with a bit of ease, go for a bigger size. I was worried about the finished size before blocking, it was ever so tiny and no way was it going to fit over my huge head. My mom was saying why on earth did you knit something so tiny!!! It will never fit you! Thanks Mom!
After blocking, it fits my sister who is a size S, not as fitted but with a bit of movement around the waste and bust area and she’s got her eye on it already. She’s already asked to “borrow” it sometime in the winter……”borrow” means keep in her wardrobe and claim it as Mine.
I do have an inkling that as Classy yarn stretches when blocked, it will shrink back to a small size in the wash, so maybe I won’t ever wash it so she can’t get her mitts on it 😉
Cable details are just beautiful.
I’ve started on another cable project. I am modifying this sweater to a cardigan. It really is testing my knitting capabilities. It requires a lot of concentration already at the neckline and modifying it to a cardigan changes the cable construction totally and having to re-write the cable pattern. Thankfully the designer has been really helpful and its coming along nicely but slowly.
MIss Holly update:
Thank you so so much for all your well wishes, your hugs and vibes for encouraging Miss Holly to recover. We thought she was doing great, back on her food and eating and purring as normal and the 4am starts, were back on. A few days after she got back from her surgery, she decided she didn’t want to eat again. She started to be sick quite a bit after eating and her ability to swallow food was not good. Again she lost so much weight. So it was back to the vets and more antibiotics and painkillers. It appears that she hasn’t fully recovered and is still sore around her throat and choking.
We discussed the options for Miss Holly and decided that as she is drinking normally, we’d mix her prescription food with water and hey!!!! Results, she is eating her food and milk!! We kept her on this eating method for a few days and the vet decided that maybe we should knock her out again and do xray to see what is blocking her throat. So yet again, another visit to the vet but when we got there and discussed the options, we decided that maybe we should give her a little time for the healing process to take place. As she is eating the liquid food and playing about, purring and still alert and active, we decided that we’d give her a couple of weeks and hopefully her throat will heal and she will be back on her normal food.
I’m hoping giving her time will aid her recovery.