Friday, September 26, 2014

land girl cabled cardigan...

 Cables were a technique that I had convinced myself I'd never be able to do for the longest time.
(I can be such a chicken at times.)
Once I finally worked up the courage just to give them a try 
I was surprised how simple they really were!
(Well, provided you already know how to knit.)

This sweater is from my very favorite Debbie Bliss booklet "Land Girl".
I just love the 1940s English farm setting & styles.
You may remember my Land Girl Fairisle Yoke Sweater &
Robin's Egg Tweed Sweater which are also from this pattern booklet.

The yarn is Knit Picks' Palette in Clarity.
Isn't it just the most beautiful shade of pale aqua?
I'm partial to blue & I'm now particularly partial to this shade of blue! :)

The sleeves are a little bit squarish at the top 
which makes them nicely structured and VERY 40s.


  1. Your cardigan is utterly gorgeous, I love the cable work and the colour yarn you chose! I was amazed myself the first time that I gave cable a try, it was actually really simple, but looks so beautifully intricate once done :-)

    1. Thanks, Wendy! My thoughts exactly about cables. :D

  2. This is so cute and SOOOOO impressive!!! Wow. I'm amazed. :-)

    You may say that cables are simpler than expected, but I'm still in awe of anyone who knits so I'll just enjoy being completely blown out of the water by cables. ;-)

  3. Oh goodness. I started knitting a cable sweater about 6 rows done and quit!! Very beautiful and impressive!! :)

    1. Thanks Esther. :) I'm in the middle of knitting a more intricate cabled sweater for my sister. For a while I couldn't decide if I would press on or...burn it. ;) haha! I finally turned a corner & it's coming along smoothly now. (Didn't even have to get out the matches.)


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