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The Next Project

Here's what the Rowanspun Aran and I have been up to lately:

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Hello. We are cableicious.

Say hi to the Cabled Riding Jacket by Teva Durham. Cabley goodness and tweediness galore.

You probably can't tell from the picture, but the whole sweater is knitted in one piece up to the armholes. This makes for rather slow going, but there is the whole no side seams to sew up advantage. I'm concerned that it might be a little tricky to set in the sleeves this way, but I guess there's no point worrying about it until I get there.

I'm currently in the middle of the waist shaping, which is very cleverly achieved by doing a bit of decreasing in the filler stitches and then increasing the frequency of cabling to draw in the fabric. So far things are cruising along nicely but I've read up a bit about this sweater and it sounds like the next section (the bodice shaping) is where things get a little hairy. I've got the errata printed out and there are chocolate chip cookies in the freezer, so I should be ok. I hope. I'm sure you'll hear about it either way.

Comments

Oh, I love that pattern. Google for the errata, though, I read somewhere that the pattern is a little weird.

I have the same yarn in a different color waiting to make that sweater. But I've been afraid of the dreaded row 72. Can't wait to see how you do.

How exciting -- I love that pattern!

Wow, cool! I've always loved that pattern & can't wait to see yours! Apparently a good luck is in order too. ?

That pattern and yarn is so pretty!

That sweater is incredible! I love the color you chose, it will look so beautiful when completed.

Ooooh.... That is going to look NICE. I have every confidence in your abilities to handle the bodice.

Oh, how exciting! I can't wait to see how this knits up, as it's been one of my favorite patterns for awhile but I don't think I've ever seen anyone knit it. Good luck with the bodice!

Mmmm, cableicious indeed! Yummy :)

such a lovely colour...good luck with the next bit; I'm sure you can take it!

This is a gorgeous pattern, and I love the yarn you are using.

cookies always makes the pattern clearer! it looks great so far!

as long as there are cookies, all will be well

Lovely color! The wiggly cables remind me a little of the Blaze top (from Knitty).

I ran across your blog from I-don't-even-remember and have spent the past couple *ahem* hours rummaging through your archives. Your knits are all amazing! :)

Cablischius, yes. Yum. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress, as I've also heard that the pattern gets a bit questionable as you go along.

It's going to be GORGEOUS!!! I can't wait to see it finished!!

It looks beautiful. The sleeves will be easier than you think - I've done the seamless set in sleeves and was pleasantly surprised. I loved the lack of side seams so much that I'm doing another!

Lovely knitting, the yarn is just right for that.I still need to find a project for mine!

I actually said "oh, no" out loud when I saw that. My coworkers thought something was wrong... I wasn't sure how to explain to them that I want that jacket so badly that a big ol monkey wrench has just been thrown in my queue.

Oh my, that is going to be gorgeous! I am loving that red...

Whoa, that is a lot of cabling action, nothing you can't handle though! And hey, what can't chocolate chip cookies help?

And really, is there a better combo than cables and tweed? Only if you add cookies to the mix!

I keep checking your blog over and over just to look at the picture of the riding jacket. It looks so soft and warm! What is going on with the neck though? Is it a cowl? Just a high neck? And where does this pattern come from?

love the lack of side seams! it really looks good enough o eat.

Oh, joy! This was the pattern I latched on to when I checked out Loop-d-loop, but I don't think I've ever seen someone actually make it. I'm looking forward to following your progress - you have a real knack for making projects look totally new and exciting.

Cables and tweedy yarn is such a fantastic combo. I can't wait to see the result.

I've made the sweater, so if you run into any problems, give me a shout; I'd be happy to help! I did a pretty extensive write up of my changes/tweaks: you can find it on my Ravelry. Good luck- it's going to be gorgeous!

Completely stunning. I have never seen this pattern before--great choice.

I love that color! The cables are looking great also! Look forward to seeing the finished product.

The knitting is looking fantastic, and the yarn looks gorgeous. You can never go wrong with cables so I hope that the pattern works out correctly for you.

I am so glad you are making this! It's been on my "someday" list for a while, so I'll be very interested to see your outcome. It's already looking gorgeous...
If the cookies don't help with deciphering the pattern, some wine might!

I love the rich colour of this yarn. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Um...WOW that is an amazing jacket and in that color, yummo, cant wait to see it finished!

It looks absolutely amazing - I love the colour! It would scare the life out of me - all those cables and all those stitches in one row! I struggle when there are 50 stitches!!

Huzzah for the Cabled Riding Jacket! I spend absurd amounts of time trying to calculate whether I have enough chocolate tweed dragged home from Italy to make it or not - let's just say I'd be very interested to know what yours weighs in the end. I do think you're a wee bit insane to be knitting an enormous sweltering lap robe in the middle of August, though...