I bought some yarn ages ago with a vague plan about a textured cardigan maybe some cables, a bit of garter stitch. Surely happiness is a red sweater on a cold day. I scoured my stack of knitting books and the Ravelry database and couldn’t find anything quite like what I was looking for.
Rather than settle, I slapped together some cables on a garter stitch background and did my own thing. Really slowly. Like, I cast on last February. But it’s done!
To be fair, I spent most of that time Not Knitting On This. Sometimes I just put stuff down and lose all momentum and it’s not like I didn’t have other sweaters to wear. The button band gaps a bit because I was running out of yarn, so I made fewer buttonholes than usual. (Yeah, I don’t know either. It seemed to make sense at the time.) Otherwise I’m really happy with it though. I love that twisty cable and am full of plans to make an entire knitted universe covered with it. Or at least, like, mittens or something.
I may write up a pattern eventually, but right now I’m kind of glad to see the back of this. Speaking of which, here’s the back:
Not bad for a vague plan.
Specs: Pattern from scratch, 3 skeins of Naturally Alpine 10 Ply, which is apparently discontinued now. I feel like I lost a race to … yarn.