This is my rendition of Wendy Bernard’s Backwards Cable Sweater from Custom Knits (a gift from Katie!).
Araucania Nature Wool (100% wool; color #56)
(This was on sale at Webs for $5.99 a skein--a great deal! Though not as soft as some yarns, I think it will hold up well).
- put the cable in the front
- added vertical and horizontal bust darts
- did regular ribbing on edging instead of baby cable ribs–too time consuming!
- added long sleeves
I’m very pleased with this sweater overall. I like that the scoop neck is lower in front than the back (thanks to short rows in back and to the neck increases in front). I should have alternated the skeins of yarn every few rows, because they were slightly different since this is kettle-dyed yarn. You can see where I switched skeins in the photo above, although I don’t think it is quite that noticeable in real life.
I might make this sweater again in a short-sleeved, layering version.