1.23.2009

Something is not right.

Figures. I profess my love for cables and they turn on me (pun intended. Groan.)

After yesterday I was a bit at a standstill with my projects. I need to block the pieces of the Central Park Hoodie (hopefully today), I finished one mitten and it's a pay attention sort of pattern (not the best for SnB), I'm waiting for Feb.1 & the LimeNViolet sock marathon to start before doing anything with sock yarn (though it would be no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have a HUGE list of socks I want to knit, plus the ipod mitts that were on the Chum. It was almost time for SnB and I needed a project.

I rediscovered some cashmere Dan gave me and thought it would be a treat for me to knit up an Evangeline Cowl - I have long admired the fingerless mitts and think the cowl is gorgeous. Plus, cashmere makes everything better - and the pattern (even with the pay-attention-cables) with the yarn at SnB would be ok.

In the hours I was at SnB I made it through 10 rows. And it's not good.
Evangeline Cowl
It's all me, it's no fault of the pattern or the yarn. I'm a lefty. When I knit cables, I know I need to hold the needle in back when instructed to hold in front and vice versa. Big Cables apparently are ok.

(Cable Close-Up)
Cable close-up
It's the little cables in the middle that throw me. Some of these were one stitch on the cable needle / hold in front or back and purled. That's where it's not working. I suppose I could just do a little swatch and play with it. I should do that. I had started a sweater for Lorelai (Ziggy - ravelry link) back in June and stopped because the same thing happened. The cables were not looking right. There are too many cables I want to knit!!

4 comments:

Catherine Kerth said...

the cowl is beautiful! keep going! can't waitto see it as an FO.... this color is perfect for those cables....really shows them off!

Kim said...

I really feel for you. I'm a lefty too, but I knit right-handed. I think if I did it left-handed I would have to rewrite the pattern with all the changes for myself in order to follow it. It looks great, though. I love cables too.

knelleyknits said...

Ouch. I feel your pain.

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

Iam a lefty and I knit right handed because all the patterns are written that way.When I first started knitting I had a paper bag with handles on it and I wrote on it (when picking up your project make sure your working yarn is on the right hand side of your work) because otherwise I would knit the wrong direction;)What about finding a pattern on ravelry with mock cables?Hugs Darcy

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