When I was newly learning to knit, cabling was my holy grail. It seemed so complicated when looking at a finished piece and I couldn’t imagine how much practice I would need to get there. My nature is to jump right into something and figure it out as I go, and that is exactly what I ended up doing with cabling. After completing just two regular knitting projects, I made a cabled scarf as my third project and never looked back. Cabling is MUCH easier than you might imagine if you’ve never tried it, and I love the texture and structure it adds to garments. It is amazing how much the aesthetic can change depending on the type of cables used.
I made a Bray hat a couple of years ago and it is easily my favorite cabled project of all time. I knew it was only a matter of time until I made the sweater version of this beautiful cable and lace combo. I was recently between knitting projects and remembered I had the yarn for this ready and waiting, so I cast on immediately and the whole thing was finished a few weeks later. I had to do some minor adjustments as I worked to ensure it would fit correctly, but I’m thrilled it all worked out and I have this lovely piece in my collection now. Read on below for all the project details and full photo gallery.