This is a picture of my lap yesterday afternoon. As you can see, this is not the doll sweater I had been working on. For the health of our relationship, we are taking a break from each other. I need to rip back and do some neck hole shaping on the design and, this past weekend, I frankly didn't want to work that hard. I wanted to be spoon-fed a pattern so I could just enjoy the simple act of knitting.
Lucky for me, I have quite a queue of projects ahead of me that need to be completed before the holidays. These are the must-be-done:
1. The doll sweater, pants, and superhero cape to make for completed doll #1.
2. I ordered another kit to make doll #2, for son #2, last week.
3. 2 little cabled sweaters for my boys.
I also have a "hope-to-be-done" list. But that is a post for another day. Let me focus on "must-be-done" item #3. The cabled sweaters.
A few months ago I took some time and really scoured Ravelry for the perfect cabled sweater pattern for a little boy. Two patterns were on my short list - Sherwood and Master Charles (see photos.)
|Sherwood by Angela Hahn|
|Master Charles Sweater by Kate Oates|
But in the end, the Provence Child's Cabled Pullover won my heart.
|Photo by Classic Elite Yarns|
I love the all-over cable pattern and the cotton yarn. I even went so far as to order the exact yarn the pattern specified, rarely the case with me. Last year I knit wooly cabled sweater vests for my guys and they roasted every time they wore them, so I was hoping to go cotton for this holiday if possible.
My goodness, I love this pattern so far. I can't believe I found it for free. It's a very simple cable that knits up so knotty and fun. I have the back of one sweater done and about 75% of the front accomplished. I can't wait to show everyone the finished products! The pattern repeat may seem monotonous, but sometimes that's just what I need...