This weekend, Neil kindly wore the cable yoke sweater in rather warm San Jose weather so that I could snap a few shots.
Pattern: Cable Yoke Sweater from Debbie Bliss’ “Wish You Were Here” collection
Yarn: RYC Cotton Jeans, color “shingle”, 20 balls for the 38″ size (chest measurement 42″)
Time Elapsed: Well under a month. This was my plane knitting through two trips back east.
Modifications/Notes: After measuring some of Neil’s existing sweaters, I didn’t change a thing. That should actually serve as a warning to others knitting this sweater: Neil is especially tall and slender. I think the sleeves and body would have been far too long for my husband, who has a more average build.
I was thrilled when Neil picked this as his birthday sweater, because I loved the way the simplicity of the design married with things that are fun to knit–especially this shawl collar that’s shaped with short rows. Ingenious, fun, and it looks great. I also especially love the way the main cable motif is picked up on the cuffs and border of the sweater:
The heavy cotton and subtle color variations keep this a fairly casual sweater, but I like to think it is elegant enough to be at home in most settings. It’s very, very soft and pleasing on the skin. Another plus: It’s machine-washable. More importantly, of course, it bears the toddler seal of approval.
I hope he enjoys it for many years to come. You can see a few more shots on the FO page, as always.