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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Making an Irish Cable Knit Sweater

By the weekend it's going to be extremely cold.  All summer I said that I couldn't wait for cold temperatures so I can sit and knit.  Here it is the middle of January and I still haven't made much.  Today I took out a project that I had started in the summer but it was too hot to knit.  Especially this year with temperatures near 100 degrees on many days.

The project I am doing is an Aran style pull over sweater.  This is the third sweater I have made with this pattern.  My daughters may have them because they are no where to be seen.  Or I gave them to Goodwill in a moment of haste.  Sometimes I just start thinning out my closets and go crazy.  It doesn't matter where the others are because I'm making another.

I have a good start but I have a long way to go.  I'll post the finished sweater at some later date.


I love making these Irish cable knits.  A few years ago a friend of mine wanted a cardigan sweater for her granddaughter.  I found this Vintage pattern online.  It's amazing the free patterns you can find with a simple search.  I have so many knitting magazines that I don't really need anymore.  Some day I will probably be clearing them out too, but I'm not quite ready yet.

The free pattern is called Child's Irish Cardigan
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/chiiricar.html


This is the photo of the sweater I made.


I have done a few baby items which I donated to a fundraiser.  I made them out of leftover yarn and enjoyed making them.