Pattern: Wheat-Ear Cable Yoke by Pam Allen from Interweave Knits Summer 2007 project page
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Venezia Worsted in Olive (818 yards – 3.75 skeins)
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) Inox Express Circular, US 6 (4.0mm) Crystal Palace Circular, US 7 (4.5mm) Crystal Palace Circular and US 7 (4.5mm) Asciano Circular Needles
Mods: This is one giant modification. The pattern is designed in pieces from the bottom up. I knit it top down in the round. RobinM and I decided to do a convert-a-long for this pattern during the 1st Quarter of the Sexy Knitters Club. I have a sinking suspicion that Robin bailed on me. I don’t blame her since this sweater took me just a tiny amount of less than a full term pregnancy. I cast on January 8th and cast off September 8th. It was a shock the day this finally was placed into the sink to block.
Facts to Remember: That hem ribbing should be more than the 3 rows that so many designers consider acceptable. Depending on my hems mood, it will flip up or stay down. That the right needles make the knit more enjoyable. Lastly I shouldn’t dread knitting the sleeves because really they aren’t that bad, especially with my new skinny arms.
Things I Love: That I accidentally knit for my new body instead of my old one. I have no clue how this would have fit before all the weight loss. The unblocked picture taken in January or February make it look tight but not that bad.