Right about the time I finished up my 1940s Jeans, I finished this little vintage cabled cardigan.
Ever since I first laid eyes on this sweater via Vintage Vixen, I knew I must have one of my own. She has worn hers with so many amazing outfits and I really admired the versatility of a sweater like this. I was especially suprised by how much the mustard color caught my imagination as it’s not a color I typically wear.
The pattern is free and courtesy of the Victoria Albert Museum. It’s entitled “A New Design in Cable Stitch” and can be found here should you want one of your own! I checked my Ravelry page and this little number took me about a month total to complete from start to finish. That’s with everything else I have going on! I used Knit Picks Palette in, you guessed it, the mustard colorway. It’s a fingering weight yarn but I find the more I knit these vintage patterns, the more I don’t mind knitting with such skinny yarns as they tend to avoid the “made at home” look.
The only modifications that I made to this pattern were shortening the ribbing by 10 rows on both the body and the sleeves (which I sort of wish I had not done now, but oh well) and as I did the increases on the sleeves I continued to cable them once enough increases were made to enable that. Does that make sense?
All in all, I’m really, really pleased with this sweater and I foretell that it will get a lot of use here in the frozen wilds of Ohio 😉
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to work on the shirt I’d wanted to a few weeks back. My best friend is having a baby in about ten weeks and I’ve decided to make her a baby quilt. I’ve been cutting triangles and other shapes like a madwoman and think I finally reached the point where I’m ready to sew it together now. I hope to be able to show at least some finished blocks some time this week. I’m using boy-ish 1930s prints for the quilt and using, what else, but a vintage quilting pattern for my inspiration! I can’t wait to show it to you all!
Until next time,