Thanks for all your nice comments about the Calmer Aran. I am working on writing up a pattern (in fours sizes) so stay tuned.
Jeanie B. asked in the comments:
Did you graph out the cables first? Was your gauge swatch just the center cabling or stockinette?
I did graph out all the cables first. And I . . . um . . . didn’t knit a gauge swatch.
I know — nuts, isn’t it? In my defense, I have a lot of experience knitting with Rowan Calmer and a lot of experience knitting cables, so I had a pretty good idea of how it would look before I started knitting.
Not being one to let any grass grow under my feet, I immediately started another sweater.
This is also knit from Rowan Calmer in a discontinued shade — shade# 489 “Delight.” A while back I scored a whole boatload of Calmer in discontinued shades off eBay for an insanely low price. This is part of that haul.
I didn’t swatch for this design either. I charted out the very twisty design and just started knitting. This one will be much more time consuming than the last one because of the many many cable twists and the fact that all the knit stitches are knit through the back loops to twist them further (and they are purled through the back loops on the wrong side).
But I do love twisty stitches very much, so it is a fun knit.
Other Fun Stuff
I bought a new toy:
No it’s not some sort of fiber arts device. It’s a hair fork. This one to be exact. I wanted a wood that matched my hair color fairly closely so I choose cocobolo rosewood. Can you find the hair fork in the photo below?
It’s in there!
In other news, Lucy is too busy to come to the blog today.