Cables over colorwork


Colorwork is not my thing. Every time I try it things go downhill. I prefer stripes or slipped stitches but colorwork, no. For some reason I can’t get the tension right in two colors at the same time.


I’ve thought this ridiculous, why can’t I just get it right? I can make so many other things right when it comes to knitting, why not colorwork? To do something about it I decided to try some easy colorwork as part of Project Baby Love.


Maybe this wasn’t the easiest colorwork after all, I don’t know, but it was a hard one for me tensionwise. Also, the numer of ends to weave in, it was ridiculous. It turned out okay, those little contrasting stitches, but it was a struggle and it wasn’t fun. I will try on more colorwork though, but not in the near future.


I much rather prefer cables and the cables in this sweater were nice but I modified them a bit so they would be more to my taste. Also, I totally changed the construction of the sweater, it was supposed to be done in pieces but I did it seamless, I knit the body in the round and then picked up stitches for the sleeves. So, a lot of ends to weave in but no seams, I would still call that a win.


Pattern: Lilla Loppan from Yllotyll. Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK, colors Limey, Yellow and Blue.