cables, sweaters

Cabled Charts and Tweed

CityTweedCable My KP City Tweed is shaping up into a cabled sweater.  As I go along, I’ll include information so you can knit one yourself, if you’d like.

Not a lot of knitting has occurred this morning because I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to create a knitting chart.  There are several software options if I’d like to pay for one but I’m trying to create one easily for free.

My solution was to download a knitting chart font and then use excel for the basics, save as a pdf so I can then open it in photoshop to finish it up.  Whew!  It was a bit of work.  But, here’s the result:

CableChartYou’ll have to click on it to see it in all its full-sized glory.  It’s a 54 stitch panel that is centered in the front and back of the sweater.  The remaining stitches are just knit in moss stitch.  And, the chart for that is here:MossChart

I feel very accomplished right now for getting that chart made up.  (Patting myself on the back.)  Now, I’ve just got to get all of my non-knitting duties (housework and the like) out of the way so I can get back to the job of knitting this sweater.  🙂

8 thoughts on “Cabled Charts and Tweed”

  1. Thanks for your sweet comments! I’m really hoping that this one works out. I love the yarn and the cables – and so far, the measurements seem to be right on point. *Crossing my fingers!*


  2. Wow, this is impressive. I tried a basic cable on a hat recently and was very proud of myself. You should be very chuffed!


  3. Love the City Tweed yarn and how it shows off your cable work so nicely! I can’t wait to see the sweater all finished, you’ve got me hooked. Nice pictures of your progress, it makes me feel like I am right there with you. Now back to my cabled sweater. LOVE THOSE CABLES!


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