« Numerus octo | Main | Nombro dek (Esperanto) »



Damn, I'm sorry you have to rip back, I hope you haven't gotten too far. What color did you get??


Barrow. Brown. Nice fabric.
It is what it is.


Jen A

IIRC, when I've done either the cable cast on in the past, I've used a crochet hook as my right "needle. Way too hard to pull the working yarn through in between stitches otherwise (although I suppose I could always try it with a less slippery needle such as bamboo; I usually use metal needles). Sorry about the ripping but good luck w/ the redo!

Elaine in NYC

Thanks for posting the list of languages. I’m too lazy to look up what I didn’t know. I’m tickled that you measured the swatch before washing. It paid a critical dividend. Also hoping the swatch was a larger size than the CO illustrations. The cable CO is definitely firmer than long-tail, but I actually prefer the purl bump side for the public side of the knitting when I do long-tail. I usually use cable CO for one-row buttonholes and for mitered squares. Also consider casting on in pattern.


When you said cable cast on was twiddly and fiddly I had to go and look it up to see what I've been doing all this time that I thought was a cable cast on. No, I was doing it right but I don't recognise the twiiddly/fiddly part.

I will share my current mantra "finished is better than perfect". There is so much it applies to, from turkey to knitting


I could have sworn I posted a long comment on your Mason-Dixon colorwork post, but I don't see it. It's entirely possible I hit Cancel instead of Submit. Or something.

It took me a moment to realize that you are not, in fact, knitting the Man Sweater in pink.


The cable cast on is my favored cast on for sweater knitting because it gives a solid edge and looks clean. I think you'll like it, too. Thank you for the language list and wondered which language you were using, but never thought to ask!

The comments to this entry are closed.

January 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Moon Phases

    moon phases