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« on: February 26, 2006 06:13:35 PM »

Long time craftster lurker here... I've decided to take the plunge and am devoting myself to the scrumptious Cabled Riding Jacket from "Loop-d-Loop" for, well, the rest of my life probably (given my knitting speed). Anyone interested in a knitalong for this baby??
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2006 06:23:08 PM »

Picture (to tempt you!)

« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2006 09:25:33 AM »

I've actually almost finished this one.  I really like it.  What yarn are you using?  I used Wool of the Andes in Evergreen.
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2006 10:04:11 AM »

I'm using Galway Irish Worsted Wool in a raspberry/plum colour.

Have you done the collar yet? It looks a bit odd in the picture and I've read some comments re: people not liking the look of it.

Did you run into any problem spots? And did you make any modifications? Sorry for bombarding you with questions! I'm casting on tonight!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2006 08:07:33 PM »

I've done one side of the collar -- two times!  I accidentally did the right collar twice.  I do like the look of the collar.  To me, the collar is a major part of what makes it look like a riding jacket, and not just a long cabled jacket.

I didn't run into any problems, but when I was googling and looking for finished products, I saw that some people had had problems.

The only mod I made was to make the sleeves longer.  I usually have to lengthen sleeves as much as 4 inches because my arm measures 22 inches from armpit to elbow.  On this pattern, I only had to lenghen them 2 or so inches, so you might want to make sure your sleeves don't turn out too long if your arms are more average sized.

I actually finished the knitting on this (except for redoing the left side of the collar) about a month and a half ago, but I have yet to block or sew any seams.  I should get cracking on that!

Good luck with it and post pics when you finish!
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2006 04:35:02 AM »

Arrrggghhhh I want to knit this! Unfortunately, until I've used up a significant portion of my stash I'm on a self-imposed yarn ban. This will have to be my reward for constructive good behavior, I think. ^_^

My website is coming together nicely! Please send me feedback, as I don't know how well it works on systems other than mine.

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