Saturday, October 20, 2007

Continuous cables: an update.

I am getting the hang of the this busy cable stitch and it's becoming less and less like complicated math homework. (Or maybe that's just because I have been watching Nick do some real complicated math homework.) Here's what I completed in the week I have been in New Mexico. I must say it's looking quite good!

I've still got a ways to go. This is a photo of the project (completed) as it comes with the pattern.

The pattern is from Michaels if you want to try it out. I am using Lamb's Pride bulky in pastashio and knitting with just one strand as opposed to the double strand of thinner wool that the pattern calls for. And, not to get too far ahead of myself, but I have already picked out the cutest wooden handles. More updates (and more yarn! I've run out!) when I get home.


errnnn said...

I love that purse! I went out and got the yarn used in the pattern, but now I'm thinking of using the Lamb's Bulky like you. Was the gauge similar with just one strand? Also how much did you end up using? Thanks for the pics!

vanessa.e. said...

using 10 1/2 needles, which i think the pattern calls for but i forget. the gauge is perfect for a bag since it is very tight and i won't need to line it! the only difference is the edge that gets sewn to the handles is a lot lot wider than the single strand of patons would be, but i don't mind. I like the lambs pride and color of the yarn so much! it's worth it.
i'm guessing this will be about 3 skeins at the most.
I'd love to see how yours comes out! v

Rachael said...

I think your yarn is much much nicer that the Patons yarn on the pattern. I also used size 9 needles through out and didn't change the needle size to 10 for the cable pattern. Its such a pretty bag I think. Patons also has a website with lots of free cable patterns. I'm looking forward to trying some of them out in the new year. Thank you for visiting my blog - I will be sure to keep visiting you and look forward to seeing what you are up to.