Wednesday, February 22, 2006

KO Progress

DH's Knitting Olympics cabled vest sweater is moving along. Progress is slow, but uneventful, and results are knock-out handsome, if I say so myself. It's a KO KO.

Cabled vest sweater back

Rowan Cashsoft 4 Ply has such a soft hand that a luxuriously relaxed six-stitch cable crossed every eighth row seemed more suitable than the perky little four-by-four cables in the preliminary swatches. The cable panels are separated by five-stitch panels of moss stitch, which is also used to accommodate the increases under the arms from waist to chest. From a distance the fabric sometimes looks like a series of wishbones with one stockinette leg and one moss stitch leg.

Here's a closer look. As usual, my digicam is doing weird things to the colors. The photography towel background is sage green and the true color of the sweater is somewhere between the washed out gray of the first picture and the dark gray of the second.

Cabled vest sweater detail

The pattern quickly became familiar enough to be almost mindless, which is good, because I'm still figuring out the shaping of the shoulders and V-neck. I want full fashioned shoulders and some snazzy decreases at the point of the V-neck ribbing and haven't quite worked out how to do that.

Meanwhile, emboldened by the progress on his vest, DH let it be known that he really wanted a cardigan with cables and pockets. Hm... sounds like a two-bagger to me.


Stephanie said...

That's gorgeous Ina! I can't wait to see it finished.

--Deb said...

It's looking great. I made my Union Square Market Pullover in Cashsoft 4-ply and just loved that yarn. It's luscious.

katie said...

You've got one lucky hubby.

yarn_nut said...

The cabling is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished project!

bethanie said...

Looks good!

dragon knitter said...

just thought i'd let you know, that i've at least got the yarn for my sock pal. i've been taking a poll (in comments, lol) to see what pattern i should use with this.

and i think the vest looks fabu!

traveling knitter said...

Beautiful cables!!! I love it!!