Figures. I profess my love for cables and they turn on me (pun intended. Groan.)
After yesterday I was a bit at a standstill with my projects. I need to block the pieces of the Central Park Hoodie (hopefully today), I finished one mitten and it’s a pay attention sort of pattern (not the best for SnB), I’m waiting for Feb.1 & the LimeNViolet sock marathon to start before doing anything with sock yarn (though it would be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have a HUGE list of socks I want to knit, plus the ipod mitts that were on the Chum. It was almost time for SnB and I needed a project.
I rediscovered some cashmere Dan gave me and thought it would be a treat for me to knit up an Evangeline Cowl – I have long admired the fingerless mitts and think the cowl is gorgeous. Plus, cashmere makes everything better – and the pattern (even with the pay-attention-cables) with the yarn at SnB would be ok.
In the hours I was at SnB I made it through 10 rows. And it’s not good.
It’s all me, it’s no fault of the pattern or the yarn. I’m a lefty. When I knit cables, I know I need to hold the needle in back when instructed to hold in front and vice versa. Big Cables apparently are ok.
It’s the little cables in the middle that throw me. Some of these were one stitch on the cable needle / hold in front or back and purled. That’s where it’s not working. I suppose I could just do a little swatch and play with it. I should do that. I had started a sweater for Lorelai (Ziggy – ravelry link) back in June and stopped because the same thing happened. The cables were not looking right. There are too many cables I want to knit!!