Monday, December 08, 2008

Cable Coat - Update

My beautiful coat has a new home!! It was too big for me and has gone to someone who can do it justice. I learned quite a lot during it's construction which will be put to good use on the next one - yes, you heard right, the next one. This was always a prototype for 3 coats I want to knit myself. Magpie Aran is a brilliant yarn, and to take the words out of Karin's mouth I don't know why Rowan discontinued it.

In answer to Sue's question, the final coat is heavy to hold but not heavy to wear. Does that make sense? The next coat will be the same pattern but with modifications and I will use the stated yarn this time - Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran - yummy!! I just hope it will be as warm as the Magpie Aran.

I won't be starting this until after Christmas. I have to finish off the Mystery Blanket, the Picnic Blanket and the Print O' the Waves shawl before I think about anything major - that's not to say I won't be starting anything at all..........

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Cabled Coat

I have been working on this woolly mammoth solidly for the past 3 weeks. So determined was I to finish it, and finished it is!!

Pattern Details

Pattern Name: Cabled Coat
Pattern Source: Special family knits
Designer: Debbie Bliss
Yarn used: Rowan Magpie Aran
Needles: 4.., 4.5mm and 5mm - all circular
Size: Largest
Started: 8/10/08
Finished: 5/12/08

Comments: I've wanted to knit this for a long time. Fantastic knit. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The yarn combined with the cables was a bit heavy going at times, but well worth the effort. I didn't make any serious modifications. Size wise I knit the largest size and it is a teeny bit big. Length wise I followed the shortest size. I did not pick up stitches in 2 stages for the button borders as indicated. I picked them up all at once. I don't mind that the picked up stitches for the collar were done on the wrong side.

All sewn up

So many ends to sew in!!

The collar took forever 200 sts and all cabled

But it was worth it

So I guess it's back to the grind stone to the UFO's I left by the wayside to finish this..........