More Chaos (Cables)

No make-up selfie.

After finishing up 2 projects (totaling 5 items) last week I did the obvious, I started another. Honestly there are about 10 projects I wanted to start but I exercised some restraint instead. This is the small version of the Chaos Cables pattern I’m designing. I wanted to get at least 2 of the anticipated 3 sizes knit myself before I set it lose for testing. Primarily because I used a handspun (with very little “bounce”) and an Aran weight in the original; this version uses commercially spun worsted weight yarns. The second edition yarns are producing a much different gauge Between the worsted and the aran is is obvious. My handspun is the big outlier- the twist of my singles is a high giving the yarn a lower loft.

This version is going SO MUCH FASTER. Its like 144 stitches is LESS than 300 or something !! I was so excited about how this cowl was working up, that I simply COULD NOT WAIT to pop it on!!! And, obviously, its awesome. I anticipate having this working up in less than a week and a half. Mostly because I have a bunch of sewing I need to work on that will require some reallocation of my time.

The original. Handspun (worsted-ish) and a self-dyed Aran weight.

Both yarns were purchased at my LYS, the Knot House (Their on-line store is AWESOME). The rib is Malabrigo Rios in Aniversario. The body is Knot House Yarns in Hot Pants. I’m going to tell you now, both yarns are a dream to work with. As you can see, I am sticking with my variegated ribbing and semi-solid cable section for this version as well. I think an all-over variegated would get lost in the cables.

The all-over cabling is easier than it looks- promise. As soon as I’m done with the knitting, I’ll be ready for pattern testers! Any early takers?

Published by Cinna Knits

Enthusiastic teacher. Voracious fiber artist. Perpetual creator.

4 thoughts on “More Chaos (Cables)

    1. Thank you!
      Being a knitter (or a crocheter) in warmer climes must be difficult!
      My parents winter in central Fl, and to hear my mom talk you would think it is like the arctic tundra on the chilliest days!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: