Sunday, August 2, 2009

FO: Backward Cabled Pullover - The Sequel


I loved my first Backward Cabled Pullov
er that I knew I had to make a second one. While the first one was made from Karabella Margrite (a wool/cashmere blend), I decided to make this one appropriate for spring and summer. I'm a bit sad that the yarn I used for this version, Ella Rae Silkience, is now discontinued! It feels so nice against the skin and I love the shiny gleam that the silk lends to the yarn. Even sadder that I can't even find this colorway online anymore either. On the bright side, I did pick up a bag of Silkience in a lilac shade from Little Knits a while back, so there's enough for me to make a cardigan with that one day.

* Front

* Sleeve

* Collar

Pattern: Backward Cabled Pullover from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Ella Rae Silkience, Colorway: 12
Amount: 6 balls (I had literally less than a yard left from the last ball.)
Needles: US 6 and 7
Mods: None that I can recall except for adding an inch or two in length, and of course placing the scoop in the front

9 comments:

irishcream06 said...

that jumper is really fab, love the colour!

betty said...

It looks wonderful! The fit and color are great. I admire your ability to knit a pattern more than once without being bored.

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Another beautiful top! Love the color and it looks fabulous on you. :)

twigletqueen said...

This is really really beautiful!! Nice photos too :)

Journeying Five said...

very nice i am liking it!

twigletqueen said...

Thanks for the visit! I don't think socks are difficult, you should give it a go! If you're not used to knitting circularly it can be a bit trcky to manipulate all the needles and the teeny yarn, so I'd recommend top down for your first pair. That way you've got the leg to get used to it before you get onto the shaping of the heel and toe. Knitty Spring '05 has an article called Socks 101 that's good for the basics.

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Sway Knits said...

Ooh, pretty shade of red! I have Custom Knits and I'm going to have to get to a pattern in it one of these days! :-)