My sister was admiring my cabled afghan as I was knitting it. She also liked my rose sweater. So I put the two together and I suggested I knit her a cabled sweater, with the yarn she had bought for a sweater she was going to knit for herself but had frogged it. The yarn was Red Heart's Super Saver Coffee Fleck and Real Teal. I used US #6 needles on a 48" cable with a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch. Row count was 6 rows to the inch, also.
Kate Gilbert's A Cardigan for Arwen, (was free, but I now see it no longer is) with a few modifications as I am wont to do. The first mods were to make it longer and to increase the armhole size. Then knitting it as one piece starting at the hem, dividing at the armholes. I Kitchner stitched the shoulders together. Because I didn't know if I had enough of the teal yarn to finish it the way I wanted to. I slipped all the stitches for the hood onto a spare cable and picked up the stitches for the sleeves. Using the magic Loop and knitting both sleeves at the same time I knit down to within four inches of the right sleeve length. Slipped the live sleeve stitches off onto holding cables and picked up the hood again.
We decided a zipper would be the best closure for the sweater so a trip to Joanne's was in order to pick up a separating zipper in a 26" length. I used this you-tube by Feride Erbasar to attach the zipper. I like this method better than the one by Techknitter. I got a much flatter, more secure zipper than the methodology from Techknitter.
So with this knitting project I learned to knit reversible cables and a sewn in hem. The bonus was a different way to install a zipper.
I almost didn't get pictures because my sister wouldn't take it off. I threatened to take the pictures with her wearing it so she gave it up long enough for the pictures. LOL
I'm glad I finally finished it and it is keeping her warm as she goes through Chemo.
I hope everyone is having a good day.