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placed cable aran

this jumper is not only a jumper. it’s the essence of what i consider a cosy, warm and soft autumn jumper to be.

placed cable aran
autumn colours

pattern: placed cable aran from interweave knits, fall 2007
design: cathy payson
yarn: rittenhouse from manos del uruguay
yarn source: purl, new york
needles: i’ve forgotten to write it down, but i think i used 5,5 mm and 6 mm
modifications: lots! details below
started: september 2010
finished: march 2011

this was supposed to be my autumn 2010 jumper, but finished it this spring. didn’t feel right to blog it until now.

placed cable aran
cabled sleeves

about the mods: i knitted it in the round up to the sleeve openings, then back and forth, but using a smaller sized needle on wrong side rows to avoid a change in tension. then i picked up stitches aroung the sleeve openings and knit the sleeves top down. i didn’t like the sleeve ribbings, and added the same cables onto the sleeves as well. this wasn’t my idea originally, i’d seen someone doing it on ravelry (sorry, can’t rememeber who now – if it’s you, let me know!) and really liked the idea. i didn’t like the rolled edge at the bottom and made a folded edge instead. added the same edge to the sleeves.

placed cable aran
i need to cut my fringe

the yarn is very soft, but only a little wear creates a lot of little bobbles. it really is a house jumper, so it’s ok, but i normally don’t like yarn that behaves like this. i’m absolutely smitten with the colour, though! very autumnal. and we all know what i think about that, right?

placed cable aran
cables are the same on the back

despite the yarn bobbles, i’m very happy with this jumper and i wear it a lot. i should have made the top part of the sleeves slightly narrower, but other than that, it’s great!

happy knitting!

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you know that orange thing i started recently with the ugly decreses? well, i decided to give the original pattern a try without any so many changes this time. it’s a pattern from interweave knits, autumn 2007, called placed cable aran. my first attempt was with a slightly smaller gauge but larger size pattern. with added waist decreases. in the round. well, the decreases were ugly, as you could see, and i became certain that i would not have enough yarn. frogging, washing and stretching ahoy! (no, maria, i’m not making that stupid, stupid mistake again).

placed cable aran from interweave knits autumn 2007

knitting and terry pratchett – perfect when travelling!

i’m still working it in the round, but i switched to larger needles (absolutely enormous, 6 mm – my hands and right arm are in pain!) and smaller size pattern. i’ve split the work for front and back at the sleeve openings, but to avoid getting a different gauge i’m using 5,5 mm needles on the purl rows, and it works! thank the gods for knit pro (knit picks) needles that allows me to have different size needles at either end of the wire.

mittens at smålands museum in växjö

i spent a part of last weekend in växjö (i’m taking a course at the university) where i took the opportunity to visit the local yarn store, umbra, which is really nice. i did some shopping (what a surprise!) and ended up with to large balls of kauni. i haven’t been able to take any decent photos of the yarn yet, the days are really growing short and there isn’t much daylight when i get home from work. anyway, i had several hours knitting time on the train to växjö and back, and the best part of that was that i met another knitter on my way back! i was seated opposite a girl that hauled out a pair of mittens in the making (she also had a pair of mittens in two-end knitting (twined knitting) with her that caught my eye immediately). of course we started talking! about knitting and yarn. and ravelry, of course. there are more of us than you know… have a look at her lovely mittens over at her blog, elaknit.

anyway, i’m off to another course tomorrow, which means more travel and more knitting time! it’s a bit boring being away from home two weekends in a row, but it’s nice to have so much time to knit. and listen to audioooks! i’ve finished pillars of the earth. it was ok. i gave it four stars on goodreads, and now i wonder why i did that. i’ll have to change it to three. anyway, i’ve now begun listening to jonathan strange & mr. norrell by susanna clarke. i’ve read about one third of it before, but got stuck so i’m hoping that listening to it will change that. the narrator, simon prebble, is really good, i enjoy listening to him very much.

happy knitting!

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