Presenting… The January NaKniSweMoDo

Yippee, I finished it! The cabled sweater for my daughter is done (unless, of course, she decides she hates the boat neckline, and asks me to tighten it up into a crewneck). Here are photos and particulars for your viewing pleasure.

Yes, purple is gorgeous on redheads!

The yarn is Lanas Puras Melosa Worsted, 100% merino wool (215 yds per skein). Colorway: Eggplant. Although the label calls for US size 7 – 9 needles, I bumped up to a size 10 in order to make the pattern my daughter desperately wanted in the size that would fit her best. Surprisingly, the cable definition is still springy and has the depth I like.

This yarn is fabulously soft and I suspect will pill a LOT with wear, but for the time being it looks wonderful. The semisolid eggplant colorway is in subtle and muted tones, more muted than suggested by the accompanying photos, which is exactly what my daughter prefers at this stage of her life.

Yes, I modified the original pattern, which used the bramble stitch all the way up the sleeves (quite unflattering to have all those little lumpy stitches traveling up the arm) and had a turtleneck (which would never do for this child of mine who runs hot always). I repeated a slightly narrower version of the front cables up the center of both sleeves, and modified the neckline into the aforementioned boatneck for comfort. In all, I used about 5 1/2 skeins of yarn to make the medium size.

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