Monday, January 9, 2012

WIP Cabled Hoodie

Every now and then I love to knit other designers' patterns for fun, for learning, for a break from figuring and charting and calculating my own things. I've designed and even written up several cardigan patterns of my own, but I wanted a little design break (although I am also still working on new designs simultaneously so not a total break, lol).

I opted to knit a pattern I'd purchased some time ago but never gotten around to knitting, the Cassidy hooded, cabled cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns from photo

I was incredulous to realize I had only one or two yarns in my stash in enough quantity to knit the desired cable sweater, especially one with a hood, and since one yarn option really was not suitable for cables, that left me with a staple yarn, Berroco's Ultra Alpaca in light heather grey (imagine that). I got a good buy on the yarn at the Merc, one of my LYSs, during their recent sale.

The pattern is well-written, as I would expect from such a terrific designer as Bonne Marie, and not a difficult project. It amazes me how fast it is to knit someone else's pattern, although I am NOT happy to report that my skill in ripping out cables on the needles, dropping down and fixing them and re-knitting them back up the columns has increased, haha. I get to flying along with the needles and realize I've been paying more attention to the Nero Wolfe mystery I'm watching than my knitting... 

I'm almost finished with the back, I'll post more updates when I have more progress to show!


  1. I'm with you! It feels so good to follow someone else's directions sometimes.....

  2. I haven't seen this pattern before so I'm excited to look at more of Bonne Marie's designs. Yours is looking wonderful and, like you, I always have some Berocco Ultra Alpaca in my stash.

  3. I've made a few of Bonnie's patterns and love them all. Cassidy is on my list of to-be-knit for my DD.