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Sunday, November 30, 2008

kitty: baby cables and big ones too

item #: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too
pattern: Suvi S.
finished size: xxl
yarn: Jager Extra Fine Merino DK
total time : 31 hours (it took longer to dry)

Thanks for being patient with the black and white cell phone photos. Here it is in all it's ocean blue glory. A few of us decided to knit this sweater as a mini kal and I wanted to record my nightly processes each night to be able to email off when I was done knitting. It allowed me to keep to the project even with all the crazy deadlines that I had last month. I only had about 3 hours a night to knit between 12:30 am and 3:30am.

I really love the sweater. The yarn is like marshmallows and it was a super quick knit.

The negatives:
1) The yarn really stretched after completion. I am half tempted to try to slightly felt it, but I am pretty sure I don't have the balls to do that.
2) At least for the XXL the sleeves could be a lot shorter. I could have skipped the stockinet section completely and just started the cables. It doesn't bother me that much since I can always roll them up and I always like to pull them over my fingers.

All and all I love the sweater.


  1. It's absolutely gorgeous, and having worked with Jaeger Extra Fine Merino I also know how lushious it feels. I have a sweater made with that yarn that will die of structural failure before I stop wearing it.
    The only possible downside is that it might pill a bit, but honestly, I have worn my sweater to death already, so who knows how another yarn would have sustained the same level of wear. :)
    Really really beautiful.

  2. But it is so pretty!!!!!

  3. oh my, those cables look lovely! must go touch that yarn...

  4. it came out great! I enjoyed all the little updates, it let us see how the sweater comes together.