Kent made a beautiful "cable swatch" lately, and I'm a sucker for cabled sweaters. Somehow I felt the urge to knit something cable-ish, too. Never did that before - except for some smaller cables on my Baudelaire-socks...
I fell in love with this one the moment I thumbed through the magazine:
It's the "Aran Mini Wrap Sweater" - Model No. 22 from OnLine magazine, issue Autumn/Winter 2007 (scroll to the right side to see the original model)
Yarn: Linie 20 "Cora" by OnLine, colorway #44 (It's more like a lime green, the pictures don't do the yarn justice!)
Knit on 5.0 mm circular needles
I began knitting this three weeks ago. If this were a "full sized" sweater it would have driven me crazy (it wouldn't be finished by now, though). The cables are fun to knit, but it takes oh-so-long to finish just one repeat! You can't count patience for one of my good attributes, if there are any.
Funny thing that I don't like to sew knitted pieces together, but true. That's why I tend to use patterns which are worked in the round completely. This time I'm quite happy with the seams - maybe because I paid a lot of attention to it and ripped every seam at least twice until I decided they're okay.
In whole, it might not look exactly as wonderful as in the magazine, but I'm very happy with the outcome! The yarn is soft, it's warm, it feels cozy and the color will be perfect with white as well as with black ^-^
Obviously this is only suitable to wear with blouses or turtlenecks, but this surely will be a fun little thing to keep my shoulders warm during fall.
It isn't noticeable in the pictures where I'm wearing the sweater, but the cable pattern that runs down both sides of the back also runs down each sleeve.
For a better view of the sleeves and the pattern "as such" I made additional backside and front pictures where the mini wrap is laid out flat. You'll also find a detail-shot of the cable repeat on flickr.
Fun project! ♥
Get your knitting needles ready and make a small item for yourself!
*** EDIT 12.02.2008 ***
As I am consequently asked about it I will add some information here for your convenience:
The pattern is from a print magazine by ONline yarns (see link above), not from an online magazine, as many people may think.
As far as I know there is no english version of this magazine. If there is or if you found a store for my international friends to get this mag, please let me know so I can link to it. Thanks! ^-^