I know I wasn't supposed to cast on this sweater until after my mom's shawl is complete...
Me and the shawl had a long talk, and we decided it's really for the best for me to pursue this spicy little red sweater first.
This sweater is going to be based on Andi Satterlund's Orange Cabled Pullover. By based on, I mean I'm going to try to make it as identical as possible considering my yarn is red and I'm working bottom-up instead of top-down. So far it's looking good, but I didn't do the double twist at the bottom of the center cable. I really like the way it looks on her sweater, but the way my gauge works out I don't think I'll have enough space on my short torso to do it.
Actually the more I look at this picture, the more I regret this decision... Perhaps that full twist is what drew me to the sweater in the first place. So, do I rip? Do I decide later and snip a stitch and work downwards? Can I do that with cables? Can I just swap them, back twists for forward twists and vice versa?
Hmm... I guess I'll just keep knitting because it's awfully good fun and then worry about it later. That's also my plan for the armscye math and for solving my uneven stockinette stitch issue. (I plan on using "trick three" from Techknitter's article on the subject)
Anyways here's a sort of weird picture of me trying it on for fit (I promise I will never wear this sweater with jeans)
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