The cable panel on the front of the sweater is shaping up to make for a really pretty pattern. After reaching the underarm, I’ve had to start on a sleeve and decide what kind of pattern I’m going to put up the center.
This rope and hoop pattern fits on the smaller sleeve and I think it coordinates well-enough with the pattern on the body of the sweater. Cables don’t have to be too matchy-matchy do they?
Details on the sleeve so far: Cast on 32 sts. 1×1 rib for a couple of inches. Make 4 extra stitches evenly around on the set up row. Then, center the cable panel on the sleeve and use moss stitch on all remaining stitches. I’m increasing each side of the center underarm every 4th row and it appears to be just right. Time will tell.
In other news, my dog chewed up one of my row counters. I’m glad he didn’t get a hold of my yarn or sweater, but it still stinks! I’m having to keep track of my chart placement with pencil and paper at the moment.
And, finally, here’s the chart for the sleeve cable. This chart only took a few minutes to create now that I’ve figured out a method. Okay, maybe 20 minutes, but still an improvement over yesterday. 🙂