Orange Cabled Pullover


It’s not blocked yet, but I’m declaring this one to be done! I’m waiting until the weather is a little less crazy before I block this so I can open the windows up and air out that wet wool smell. Today we had some lovely sideways rain. Then the rain went away, but the wind stayed which still doesn’t make for a blocking friendly environment.


Surprisingly, this didn’t turn out too different from what I had originally sketched. I struggled a bit to get the front right and the neckline is lower than I planned on, but everything else came together nicely. It was a really quick knit once I had a solid idea of what I was doing with the body.


I left the back pretty plain. I know some people prefer sweaters that have something cool going on all over, but a cabled back sounded like it would be more work than it’s worth for me. I’m lazy and slow at working cables. I liked how quickly I could whip through the stockinette sections and get back to the main cables.


The construction is similar to my usual top down seamless construction. I knit the front and back separately but attached to each other at the shoulders and then joined in the round at the underarms. I knit the body in one piece with waist shaping. When I was done with the body I picked up stitches around the armholes and used short rows to shape the sleeve caps. I knit the sleeves in the round so all I had to do was weave in a few ends when I was done with the sleeves. In case you haven’t noticed, I love this construction method.


Some people have asked if I’m going to write up the pattern for this. I do plan on writing up the pattern, but it probably won’t be available until next fall. There’s quite a bit of technical stuff left to do and I have a hard time getting that part of pattern writing done while balancing school work. Thank you for your interest, though! That helps drive me to get things written up.







25 responses to “Orange Cabled Pullover”

  1. That looks fantastic! Definitely write it up as a pattern- that will give me motivation to stick to a diet so I can wear cropped sweaters and look as fabulous as you do!

  2. It really turned out great. And I like your decision to have the cables only on the front. It works well with the sweater.

  3. Eskimimi

    That’s an absolutely stunning piece of knitting in a gorgeous colour. Beautiful!

  4. Ah, this is absolutely amazing! I love the fact that there’s only cables in the front, cause i think that cables everywhere ofteb gets a little bit “over the top”

    i feel like i really, really need to make something like that!

    And what a wonderful way to construct it!

  5. Really beautiful pattern! Simply lovely work.

  6. love it! that is so cute. I like the cabled front and plain back, it does make for a good knit!

  7. Love love love it! It’s perfect!

  8. Andi, I love it! You talented thing!

  9. Fantastic. I prefer cables on one side any day:-)

  10. This is FAB! So happy to see it finished, I hope you’re pleased with it. Cable dream! 🙂 x

  11. I love the color, and the length of it. I think you wore it perfectly with that checkered button-up. And my my, the COLOR!! So perfect for a day that needs a little brightening. And I know what you mean about the blocking smell of wet wool – it’s like inviting a wet dog to stay for a while until it dries!

  12. It is gorgeous!!!

  13. Like everyone else in the universe, I LOVE it! The proportions look perfect! And I’ve already waxed poetic about the color and the cable, etc. On top of that, I was just telling my mom that I need more cropped sweaters to wear with high-waisted skirts, so I’ll definitely be knitting this when you release a pattern! You so talented!

  14. So adorable!! I just love it! And–have I said this before?–I am in love with the fact that you knit it in orange. Orange is *such* a good color.

  15. I love it! I’ve never constructed a sweater in that way, but I definitely look forward to trying it out when you write up your pattern.

  16. I’m so behind on your blog, so I’m catching up today! Andi, this sweater turned out so amazingly well. I’m glad it matches your vision, and all of your efforts are so worth it. You look lovely! I always love your style.

  17. Oh Andi! It looks great 🙂 the colour suits you really well.

  18. love love love it! you’re so good! <3

  19. I like the slight lowness of the neckline. A happy accident in my opinion that updates the pullover.

  20. It looks lovely! The cables are wonderfully balanced and not too overdone. The length is perfect and works great as a layering piece.

  21. It’s absolutely gorgeous! I love this design and think it turned out really well. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  22. It looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

  23. I found you by way of Esme and the Laneway comment section. Just wanted to tell you I LOVE this sweater! Very pretty, and pretty pictures also! You look great!


    1. Aw, thank you!

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