It seems that everywhere I look these days I keep seeing cable Aran sweaters. They are popping up everywhere from blogs to fashion magazines and have become popular again. I found a great pattern to knit one up for myself.
I have had this pattern in my queue since last year and decided that it was going to be the first sweater I was going to knit this fall. I love it so far and can't wait to finish it. It is taking quite a while to knit - all of those cables take some time. So far I have the back done and a little bit of the front. I am aiming to have it done in time for when the really cold weather sets in.
Back in the spring, I was working on this shawl as a gift for someone. It was for my mom for her birthday. The pattern is Sempervivum. It is a Brooklyn Tweed pattern, designed by Jared Flood. The yarn I used is Cascade 220 Fingering in the color Mystic Purple. I used size US 4 needles.
I am not really a shawl person so this is the first time I have ever knit one up. I wanted to give my mom something special, pretty and intricate for her birthday and this checked all the boxes. I had a lot of fun knitting this and it definitely held my interest. With so many stitches on the needle, I messed up more than a few times and had to tink back a bit. I definitely had to pay close attention but I enjoyed knitting it so much that more shawls are in my future. I think I might be a shawl person now.
I have used this yarn before and it is a perfect substitute for Brooklyn Tweed Loft if you are looking for something that isn't too pricey. I love the color - it is a beautiful heathered purple that is great for any season. I'm so happy my mom loved it!