Twice, actually. Friday night I carelessly cast on for this Close Cables Sweater, in a moment of desperation to be knitting a very quick sweater in the round. (Antidote to the beloved but slow-going Walpole.) It’s bottom-up; there’s an error in the pattern’s cable count; and I say “carelessly” because I was totally winging it on gauge. So thanks to me and the pattern author, by Saturday midday I had six inches of a too-small sweater with several of the cables twisting the wrong direction.
Reader, I frogged it.
Sunday morning, I did a proper swatch, considered my options, and decided to do a good ol’ Barbara Walker top-down boatneck — being jealous of the one I’m currently helping a friend with. And so I cast on again. The yarn is that questionable tweed I got on the sidewalk sale awhile back. I’m holding it double for bulk and to try to neutralize the thick-and-thinness of it a little bit, but I’m still not convinced it will knit up into a fabric I like and want to wear. I’ll know more in a few inches. Meanwhile, I’m trying to not let my self-loathing over the whole misadventure taint my opinion of the WIP.
2 sweaters at once?! Good luck! I’ve been eyeing the close cable sweater pattern for a while but didn’t realise that it had some mistakes in it. What’s wrong with the cable count?
Anyway, looking forward to seeing your completed sweaters!
Three, I’m afraid. But I think one of them is not meant to be.
Looks like they’ve edited the problematic line in the pattern on the website. In the copy I was working from, it says “Repeat cable, twisted right 2 (3) times. ” Then same for the left-twisted cables; then do both sets again for the back. Which assumes you’ve got 12 (16) cables instead of 8 (12). If I hadn’t been rushing, I would have caught it before knitting it. It now says “Repeat cable, twisted right 2 times in total, ” which is still confusingly stated. (I love them, but you do have to allow for their English.) You don’t repeat it 2 times if you’re doing the S/M; you do want a total of 2. So it should really say “Repeat cable, twisted right, for a total of 2 (3).” Then 2 left, then 2 more right, and 2 more left, for a grand total of 8.
Got it! I’m still a bit of a beginner when reading patterns so I’m never sure if any mistakes are my fault or the pattern’s. Thanks for clearing up the confusion!
Sure. If you make the sweater, I’d love to know how it turns out!
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