Blackberry cable cardigan

Blackberry cable cardigan

Blackberry cable cardigan

Blackberry cable cardigan
sweater: self-made, pattern here // glasses: (affilliate link) // pants: AE // boots: Hunter

Sometimes I finish a project and immediately get dressed up and run upstairs to photograph it. Other times, I wait three years.

This sweater was my birthday present to myself in 2011. I had been eyeing fancy yarns and decided to treat myself to a sweater’s worth of Madelinetosh (colorway: thyme). I almost chose Composition Book Grey but I think I just liked the name.

CIMG2114Hello babbies!

Anyway, the pattern is the Blackberry Cable Cardigan and it was so much fun to knit! It was three years ago but I’m pretty sure the blackberry stitch was a bitch and a half but the rest of it knitted up easily. Cables are the best. They’re not actually that hard but they make sweaters look so fancy and complicated. Hee. I also love how hourglassy it turned out with the very deliberate waist definition.

My only issue is I overestimated the sleeve length and ended up with sleeves that are about 3″ too long and didn’t have enough yarn left to make the shawl collar as wide as I’d wanted.

Someday I might fix it. Someday.

15 thoughts on “greenberries”

  1. Madelintosh? What a clever name indeed! Ironic that you’re finally debuting this sweater during St. Patty’s day week? I think not!

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous cardigan! I absolutely love your cabling – it’s so intricate and perfect and the yarn looks so cozy. Such a great job!

  3. I am so jealous because your sweater looks so much better than mine! (mine is too big, beginner mistake). Funny, mine is the same color, and even though I hated the moss stitch, it was a fun project to knit and I wear it a lot. Great work!

  4. This is divine! Man that does look complicated. That’d take me months on end to get through. But it pushes me to make an effort with cable!

  5. oh wow! such an amazing cardigan and straight to the top of my knit lists – sorry mittens I will get to you one day, I promise! do you remember roughly how much wool you used in you knit? thanks.

    1. Aww thanks! Yes, I used 6 skeins of the Tosh DK, which Ravelry’s yarn calculator thing is telling me is 1350 yards and I knit the small size (34″).

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