Fun With Cables

One of my professors has a sweater with cables on the sleeves and I kept finding myself distracted by it when she wore it. The cable narrowed and widened and I was fixated on how it was accomplished. I’ve been drawing it all over my notebooks and in my sketch book. I came up with my own solution using only cables. I finally got a close look at her sweater and was disappointed to see that her cables simply used increases and decreases. It wasn’t as clever as what I came up with in my not-so-humble opinion.


I finished knitting my cabled sweater in the middle of watching Thor and I didn’t want to run upstairs to get more knitting so I decided to swatch my little cable using leftover yarn. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this cable when I was drawing it on everything, but now that I see it knit I definitely think it has potential. I’m currently thinking of knitting something a bit like Miette but with a v-neck and this cable instead of eyelets. It will have a to wait until I finish the two tone sweater I have planned, though.





5 responses to “Fun With Cables”

  1. it kind of looks like a bridge!

  2. Ooh, it does look like a bridge.

  3. I like this swatch – I could see it being mirrored either side of a symmetrical cable too, as part of a panel.

    1. Ooh! I like that idea.

  4. Are you thinking of using the cable along the button band, like the eyelets are in your Miette pattern? That is a super cool cable. I love seeing the process behind your designs. It’s so fun to see your ideas develop into actual garments! I also had never sen Miette. It’s a beautiful design!

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