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Accent on Cables Pullover:
The Accent on Cables Pullover is an intermediate pattern that is made in 100% merino wool. Wool gives the cables definition so that they pop in the design. I choose this yarn because wool gives the stitches memory and the merino makes it so soft.
The Accent on Cables Pullover was constructed side to side which makes row gauge the most important to match. With this construction the sweater is a T shape. If you are a more advanced knitter you could add in some short rows to give the sweater an A-line design.
Because of the construction and the fact that cables add weight to a project I highly recommend that you do a hanging gauge swatch before starting. The gauge swatch for this pattern will benefit you in a few different ways.
Gauge Swatch Benefits:
- Allows you to see the cable pattern in whatever yarn you choose to use. This will allow you to see if you like how the stitches stand out in the yarn that you choose.
- Allows you to practice the cable pattern in a small repeat.
- Allows you to make sure you are going to make your project in the right size.
- Allows you to see how much the design will ‘stretch’ due to gravity when wearing it.
To make a hanging gauge swatch you will need to knit a swatch at least 6″ square. Then you will ‘wash’ the swatch as you would your final sweater. After you do this you will then hang the swatch for at least 12 hours to see if it stretches out. I always suggest that when you make a garment that you hang your swatch. Hanging the swatch allows you to simulate gravity, which will alter your sweater as you wear it. To give a little more gravity effect I always hang a handful of cloths pins to the bottom of my work.
After you swatch is dried and allowed to hang for a while you will be able to compare the before and after measurements to see what the stretch will be. Then you can adjust what size you will make or how you will alter the size you make to fit you the best.
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