One Skein Down

131 yards (or one skein) in and it’s starting to look like….well the bottom of a vest I suppose. I’m following the 42″ instructions, which should make for a 46″ inch bust according to my trusty gauge swatch. It’s mostly plain stockinette stitch, but the cable panel at the back is keeping things interesting without being too challenging.

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So far I’ve gotten through 10 rows of ribbing and then one repeat of the cable pattern. I was worried before starting that this yarn wouldn’t give enough stitch definition to show the cables well, but it seems my fears were misplaced – the cables are looking good so far:

IMG_20141108_112447I’m really enjoying working with this yarn, despite the fact that after a few rounds my hands start to get mildly itchy, probably due to the yarn having mohair in it. I’m not full-blown allergic to it, but I think at this point I can’t deny that it irritates my skin. But the yarn is pretty and the pattern is working up fast so I’m going to keep knitting away.

Possibly wearing gloves if I have to.

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