from Oct 3, 2009: Blocking Cables

I’ve started blocking my cable samples before I forget what’s what. For the most part I haven’t been too adventurous in my yarn choices…the cables just don’t show up well if the wrong choice is made. I’m using a variety of weights & fibre contents but no novelty yarns as yet.

This would be my favourite so far:

I really like complex cables. They look fantastic but I have to keep alert when I’m knitting them. They also don’t suit me in most traditional jumper/sweater designs as I don’t need the extra bulk but I have been thinking about placement & where I CAN use them.
In other knitting, I’ve cast on Liesl, a feather and fan top down cardigan by Ysolda Teague. I’m using Cascade 220 in a deep rich red. A lot of people have knit this & nearly everyone seems very happy with the pattern & have commented that it’s a quick knit. So far, so good. I’m past the armholes and I only cast on a couple of nights ago (it’s my evening TV knitting)