And for my next feat, I will attempt to climb my own personal Mt. Everest: the Saddle Shouldered Aran Cardigan by Meg Swansen. (Rav Link) Why is it my Mt. Everest? I mean, yes, I’ve knit a crapload of cables and a lot of complicated lace so what’s the problem? Oh, well, the STEEKS! Yea, I’ve never steeked. It intimidates the living shit out of me.
I fell in love with Brooklyn Tweed’s version of it. It’s absolutely beautiful. I’ve seen several other mods to it in Ravelry that I want to try also, including changing the collar up a bit.
I bought some Cascade Eco Wool in a beautiful coffee color from Webs. I’ve mapped out my cables. I’ve swatched in stockinette and now it’s time to make a large cable swatch. The pattern recommends making a Swatch Cap (a hat with each of the cable motifs) but…what if I run out of yarn?? I have 4 skeins (1,912 yds) of the Eco Wool. I guess I could always rip out the hat if I needed the yarn.
Wish me luck!