My New Year's Sweater

I did it!  Only two days past the completely arbitrary and self-imposed deadline my Cap Sleeve Cable Pullover is finished.  I used Patons Angora Bamboo yarn in the color Brandy Wine.  I really enjoyed  working with this yarn, which is super soft and has that nice angora halo about it.  The yarn would be an excellent choice for a lot of different projects, and is nice to wear next to the skin.

The sweater pattern (which is free!) was enjoyable as well.  The cable pattern was interesting, but not too complicated.  I went down to a combination of size 5 and size 6 needles to get gauge and added three inches to the length of the sweater body.  (Before starting a sweater project it's a good idea to take a sweater that you like the fit of and measure it for length, adjusting the pattern accordingly).  The front, back, and sleeves were knit as separate pieces and then sewn together using a mattress stitch.  Then i picked up stitches all around the neckline to make the collar.  Halfway through I decided to leave it as a crew neck instead of doing a cowl neck.

I'm really pleased with the result and look forward to wearing this throughout the winter!



It's sooo purdy!!

Love it! Such a cute top and perfect for Christmastime. Er.. NewYearstime! Yeah, that's what I meant.

That sweater is lovely! Good Job!!

Awesome job!

Love this!!! You did such a fab job!!