January 15, 2010

Adventures in Cables


Last winter, I asked my Mom if she wanted anything knitted for Christmas. I gave her a feather & fan scarf a few years ago and she really loved it. She said, "A vest!" And so I decided to give it a go.

The pattern I found online (Pretty in Pink on freepatterns.com) on was very easy to follow and the cable looked fairly easy to do. I had never done cabling before this, so I figured this might as well be my chance to use a cable needle for the first time! Plus it's knitted in the round and doesn't require seaming! I used Valley Yarns Valley Superwash from Yarn.com and it's lovely to work with! It's so cozy and warm, with great stitch definition that really made the cables stand out.



Needless to say, my Mom loved it. She gave me a big hug and asked, "How did you know it would fit so perfectly?"

I call it beginner's luck! :)