Thursday, August 19, 2010

bring on fall

To all my new knitting friends that haven't tried cables. I promise they are not hard. If you can knit and purl then you can put stitches on a cable needle and move them to the front and back of your knitting. Swear!
I can only say really wonderful things about this project.
-The yarn was a dream to work with. One of the softest, ever.
-The cables kept it totally interesting. Most of my projects lately have been all knit in stockinette. So this was a welcome change. I like to make charts and cross things off. This fit the bill.
-On size 10.5 needles it was quick.
-Plymouth patterns: What can I say. Love them. You can buy one pattern. The pattern is so well written. Very easy to follow. Every bit of information (abbreviations, etc.) is written right in the pattern. So you never have to use another reference to look something up.
-I love it.
Pattern: Plymouth Yarn Co. #1791 (Patterns are available at local yarn shops that carry plymouth yarn. Check here.)
Yarn: Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed, 9 balls, #1208
Needles: US 8 & US 10.5
Size: 36 3/4
Modifications: None.

I'll be back tomorrow.
Happy Thursday!

114 comments:

appledapple said...

I love it, and I am afraid of cables...thanks for the encouragment to give them a try!

Lisa Clarke said...

LOVE this! The color is perfect, and it looks so nice on you. I think this pattern is going on my list :-)

Walden said...

Love it! The color is delicious and the large chunky cables look wonderful!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That's a cuuuute sweater -- and it looks perfect on you!

cpeezers said...

Beautiful. I have to go check out this pattern. Oh and the color is wonderful. Love the buttons you chose as well!

Denise said...

It looks gorgeous Leslie, I love the beautiful Fall/orange color.

Laura said...

Love the chunky cables and the warm colour!

Caffeine Girl said...

That is one fabulous sweater!

Kar said...

Gorgeous! Love the color.

Julie said...

what a fantastic sweater!! It looks so warm and cozy, and the colour is so pretty. Awesome job!!

Mama Urchin said...

I was just thinking the other day about how you love Plymouth patterns so much. I've been thinking about something cable-y too.

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Love both the yarn and pattern - the sweater is beautiful! Cables were something I had hesitated on for so long just because they looked complicated. But, they truly are so easy - and addictive - everyone should give them a try.

Mami Dearest said...

I love the sweater and color! I'm a new knitter, but have been wanting to try cables. This sweater is probably too complex for me, but I'm putting it on my list anyways.

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful. And a great fall color.

house on hill road said...

ok. this does it. i am going to have to buy that apple green yarn and just make this. it looks beautiful on you, leslie!

kim said...

Does anything ever NOT look good on you? Seriously. That is so pretty. Perfect for fall. I like the 3/4 sleeves to show of a tee (or some Toasts?). So nice!

Missy knits said...

Wow, that is a beautiful sweater! I will admit, I was terrified of cables. I made it my New Years resolution for 2009 to tackle them, and, you are right--they are easy peasy, and fun to boot!! I bet you can't wait for some cooler weather, so you can wear this knit all the time.

Rose said...

Wow, I love that sweater. I'm not afraid of cables, although I used to be. Nonknitters think they are so complicated (I used to too) but you're right, they are the simplest way to make something look difficult!

Jenny Bennett said...

Just got my yarn and pattern yesterday from my LYS. I went and ordered it right after seeing it on your post! Yours turned out BEAUTIFUL! Hope I have good luck with knitting mine. I've done alittle cable work and it is fun, looks impressive, but very easy! Your always an inspiration! Thank you!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful sweater! I love the color.

jill said...

It's beautiful! You always make it look easy.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh I love this and how it looks on you! What a beautiful fall color. Great job!

Jodi said...

Holy cow, is that cute! I love the neckline -- unusual for a cabled sweater (and very flattering).

Jennifer said...

It's gorgeous, and I love that colour. Great job, it's very flattering.

Plain and Joyful Living said...

What a gorgeous sweater. Cables are something that others have been encouraging me to try and this may be the boost I need.

hook and needle said...

Love it, love the colors, love the cables! It's a treat to see handknit sweaters that make me say "Oooh, I'd wear that everywhere!"

ColorSlut said...

STUNNING! You are such a fast talented knitter. I'm so ready for fall as well. Warm weather ... be GONE!

Maggie O said...

Well, finally I have found a knitting blog that really interests me. Love the sweaters and the most recent caught my eye. I work backwards...yes...and started with cables fairly early on. I have never heard of "Plymouth" patterns but I am looking for more challenging pieces...and quick is a bonus. I will keep popping in. Check out my fairly new blog...http://allthingsmaggieo.blogspot.com/

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Perfect.

lisa said...

Beautiful!! Love the color, cables, buttons and pattern. 100% hit for me. Thanks for inspiration to add to my que.

Priscilla said...

Wow! You are amazing at cranking out the most gorgeous sweaters. The color is perfect for autumn.

Martha said...

That is one cute sweater. :)

emileeknits said...

That's lovely!

nicole said...

It's perfect. So squishy looking (in a good way). And that shade is so pretty with your fair colouring.

I agree, cables are NOT hard, but fun!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

Stunning and I love the color. I love cables too but working on the GAA I have to say that there are times when I get very sick of them. But they always look impressive, don't they?

NSF said...

The sweater is gorgeous and you look fab!

Lollipop said...

Lovely cardigan and the color is perfect.

mle said...

Pefectly lovely! now I'm craving pumpkin and cool days!

Katrina said...

love it...I stayed away from cabling for a while because I thought it was hard. After my first project though...I was like that was it! Love the pattern and love the yummy color!

Sarah Jackson said...

I love that!! The color is fabulous. Maybe I can make it once I'm no longer nursing and the girls go back to their proper size.

Kristyn said...

Love the cables, love the color, love the sweater!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Every time I do something with cables I remember that there isn't anything about them to be afraid of! This sweater looks marvelous - excellent color, lovely fit! Love it!

rebkatz said...

I'm not afraid of cables but haven't had the opportunity to try them yet! Like you, I've been in a bit of a stockinette rut. (And to make it worse, a stockinette-in-the-round rut. Please, a purl stitch? Just one?)

I'm thinking the next pair of socks will be my entry into the wonderful world of cables--unless I decide to modify a cardi pattern that I'm planning to make!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous!

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

I saw this pattern on their website and thought, ugh. But, it looks so cute on you with the long sleeve tee and jeans. You make this cardigan look great! =]

Lorie said...

I love the color and the buttons your choose. It's a lovely sweater!

TLCknits said...

The color is wonderful. .I love those cables!!!!

mamasiedzi said...

I love, love this sweater! The color is so beautiful. Looks great!

ninironi said...

This is beautiful, as your knits always are. I love cables and was quite surprised how easy they were to do my first time.

Anastasia, the passion fruit... :) said...

Love the color! The whole piece is just beautiful! Great job!

Pomegranategrl said...

How lovely. Oh, so perfect for Fall!

Sara said...

Love the color! And just gorgeous pattern. The yarn is a dream to work with, too.

Laura said...

Love it! I like it much better on you than the way it looks in the pattern...can't really say why. Gorgeous color, and I really like the buttons too!

the treat girl said...

Looooove cables!! But I finally just got the pattern for the Heron...now this????? hmmmm....I may whip this one up first. Thanks for sharing :)

Erin said...

Okay, this is gorgeous! Just stunning.

MadMad said...

As always, it takes me seeing something on you to see just how awesome it is - and the color could not be better! Very nice!

Charity said...

Really beautiful - and you're so fast!! :o)

Jane said...

LOVE IT! especially the color! I have a belt just like that. silpada? Happy weekend almost!

heldin im chaos said...

I don't know if it's the color or the cables, but the first thought on viewing the photo was "Wow!" Thanks for the encouragement to go forth and cable. I haven't attempted those yet, but now I'm thinking I will have to give them a whirl!

Hilary said...

Ooooh, pretty! I love it!

Mary Beth said...

You are so adorable! And you have a knack for picking projects--what a good eye you have!

Suzanne said...

My first thought was, "Didn't she just unpack that yarn?" You are fast and wonderful. Your project and encouragement are once again enough to make me want to tackle something a little out of my comfort zone. I just wish I could knit in my sleep. My queue is getting longer and longer!

Seanna Lea said...

Cables are wonderful. I love how that looks, and it looks much faster than the cabled project I have on the needles.

lindar said...

Love this look on you! BTW, you seem to wear a lot of white long sleeve tees in your photos.. What is your favorite brand? Your photos are awesome.. thanks for the inspiration.

rosemary said...

what a yummy colour!
looks great....and "yes" bring on fall!!

Maryse said...

Beautiful!

Melanie said...

i've never tried cables, but holy cow is that sweater beautiful! you might have inspired me to give it a try!

caknitter said...

what an adorable sweater. came out great.

Sway Knits said...

I love that orange-rust color and the sweater looks great on you!

Louise said...

Beautiful!!

Kristyn Knits said...

leslie, it looks stunning! fits you perfectly and that color...yum! great job!!

morewithles said...

Simply stunning. Great work, gorgeous color.

Jenny said...

Amazing, I adore the shade x

Anonymous said...

Love this cardigan, I need to find somewhere that posts these patterns to Scotland :)
Lorna x

Rainey Day Knitter said...

mingstI Love This Sweater!!! It looks so good on you. How perfect for the Fall. I'm going to go check this pattern out on Plymoth.

apryl deeter photography said...

looks good!
love the buttons:)

Lisa said...

Oh this is beautiful. So perfect. The orange, the right bulk. Almost makes me wish for a cooler day to wear it...but then of course I'd actually have to knit.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe how set for fall you already are! This is truly gorgeous. The green and now this orange, are both really great colors for you. What is next on the knitting agenda? Can't wait...~Jan

Firefly said...

Beautiful cardi! Yours looks even better than the pattern photo -- more fitted and flattering.

Marin said...

Great combination of color and pattern! I never usually imagine garments in orange, but your projects are starting to change my mind...

Teri said...

I love this sweater - the color, the cables, the fit. I've not knit a sweater for myself in years. This may just be the one. As always, your work is beautiful!

Lynda said...

Lovely sweater!!

beautifulladybird said...

wow. this looks incredible on you!

VeganCraftastic said...

That's gorgeous, great color!

Jean said...

Wow! So beautiful. Love the color for fall.

stitching under oaks said...

awww girl...you did it again. love the sweater and the color. ok, it's official, I am ready for fall!

Meggie said...

Great looking sweater, Les! Love the color.

Veer - glasjuwelen en andere creaties said...

Lovely ! And indeed cables are not that difficult as it seems ! If you want to see some of my knitworks, please visit my blog on www.meervanveer.blogspot.com . I'm happy to 'meet' young people like myself ;-) (40 is not that old, isn't it?) who are interested in knitting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry if my English seems to be a little bit strange. I'm a flemish Belgian, my language is Dutch!

carol said...

GREAT SWEATER!!!LOVE THE COLOR

Knitterella said...

ooooo, Love it! Alpaca Grande too - OMG! Looks like the perfect fit too.

Grace said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Leslie! (and sorry, long time, no comment.)
Anyway, so in love with everything about this sweater! Especially the color! And the garter edges!

Cindy said...

Awesome sweater!!

RisaJ said...

Great job!! The color is amazing!

Annie said...

LOVE that sweater. I'm twitterpated by your talents!

molly said...

Alright, how cute is THIS? Not quite my speed, yet, but will check out the yarn + patterns, pronto. Sigh... so much fun, yet to come...

amandajean said...

love.
love.
love.

Emma said...

I'm a little late for the parade of comments, but I have to say that that looks great!

Amy said...

Gorgeous! Love that color, too!

julie green said...

oh, i love this one. this is exactly the kind of sweater i need this winter. now if i can just get through the four knitting projects already slated for this fall, i can have one. yay!

the buttons you chose are PERFECT by the way. well done.

okie2thfairy said...

Ok, you look much better in the sweater than the pattern. What are your measurements so I can relate the ease when I'm done. Yours has perfect ease. Any suggestions? I'm going to try cables because of you:)

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