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« on: December 17, 2009 12:50:13 PM »

This is an older project of mine, my favourite winter garment:

I saw the pattern on a cardigan in a crochet magazine, and loved it, and I had found this large amount of wool at the thrift store, so I went to work. The cables were lovely, the yarn knitted well... but... I was a knitter of socks and smalls things... and somewhere in the middle of it, I just had to take a break from it. For over a year. But I still loved it, and took it up and working on and off, I finished it. OK, I had planned on sleeves and a hood as well, but I was so happy to have reached a wearable state after two years, I left it like this. I have made it five or six years ago, and I wear it a lot every time it gets chilly.
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2009 01:56:38 PM »

Very pretty. Wow lots of cables.

I have never attempted a actual garment. I too stick to smaller things.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2009 02:53:59 AM »

It's a gorgeous pattern, I love the combination of uniform/squiggly cables, it looks great!  I can understand why you would have needed to take a break, but the result looks fantastic, and very versatile.  Have you made any garments since, or continued with smaller items?  This rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009 03:00:22 AM »

So many cables!
It's really pretty...I want one ^_^

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009 01:11:57 PM »

It looks great!  I love cables, they knit up so beautifully! 

Got my needles, hooks, and yarn, Green Day on the iPod....ah, life is good! =)
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2009 06:15:18 AM »

Wow.  Looks great, well worth the effort I'm sure!

If it had grown up, it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think.
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2009 06:51:50 AM »

Thanks for the nice words. I really love cables, I have made many cabled things since then, but all were smaller - kid's sweaters, hats, arm warmers, socks, a wall hanging. I love to knit, but I am not very patient with big long-term projects. Maybe that's why I'm so overly proud of this one Grin
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