. . . Evidemment . . .

It all started when I tried out this beautiful cable pattern and made a little swatch.

I like it a lot, sure I will use this in a new design.

I already had a faint idea of what it should become. Years ago I had made some sketches for a special construction and I want to try it out. This looked like the right project for this mini swatch.

Changed the basic chart to make it a double cable which later on will undouble …

So here it is: a double cable pattern starting at with a provisional cast on at the center of the back neck.

After having worked the cable at a sufficient length, the provisional cast on is unzipped and the other side of the neck is worked.

Then the double cable splits forming the front cable bands and the bands on the sleeves.

Photo of the WIP: trying out the shape and length of the sleeves first.

Évidemment is an open front cardigan with drop shoulders, a beautiful cable pattern and some special details.

The cardigan has an easy shape and a loose fit, perfect to slip over your shirt on a chilly morning.

Couldn’t waste that cute little swatch. It is sewn on as a mini pocket.

XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
finished measurements chest: 41.25 / 46 / 50.25 / 54 / 58.25 / 61.75 “ (105 / 117 / 128 / 137 / 148 / 157 cm)
Intended to be worn with lots of positive ease (20 to 50 cm / 8 to 20”).
The sample is size M worn with 36 cm / 14” of positive ease.

What you’ll need
fingering weight
± 1350/1550/1650/1760/1900/2030 m (1480/1700/1800/1950/2100/2220 yards)

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
3 mm (US 2½) straight needles (optional)
2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
cable needle
stitch holders or scrap yarn
3 markers

28 sts and 41 rows in dot pattern with the larger needle and blocked = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

Find out more here

. . . Celtic hoodie . . .

More cabling … I am getting the taste of it …


Two squares, two triangles and two tubes. Throw some cable patterns and some Celtic knots in and you get: a Celtic hoodie constructed in a special manner.


It is worked top down and is completely seamless. First the hood is worked flat in one piece. When it is long enough stitches are cast on for the body which is basically a rectangle with a cabled texture.

The top of the body is folded to the front to form the shoulders. Next, the sleeves are worked in the round. Like this …

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This photo is without the hood because I started with a provisional cast on and added the hood later. But the pattern starts with the hood first.

Stitches are picked up along the hood and body to work a cabled edge that fluently flows in the Celtic knots at the fronts.



It has been some kind of a puzzle to draw these Celtic knots continuously without a beginning and an end …

Well, there are two ends, I must admit, so it is more Celtic bits and ends, haha.


The cables and celtic knits are charted and fully written out.
There are some special increases that are more rounded than usual: a photo tutorial for these special increases and decreases is included.

Lots of illustrations and schematics are added, everything you need is right there while you’re working. There is no need to search on the www.

S-M / L-XL / XXL
finished measurements chest: 46½ / 52 / 56“ (120 / 132 / 144 cm)
Intended to be worn with lots of positive ease (20 to 50 cm / 8 to 20”). The sample is size S-M worn with 30 cm / 12” of positive ease.

What you’ll need
worsted weight / 10ply
Total yardage: ± 1350, 1500, 1650 m (1500, 1650, 1800 yards)

5 mm (US 8) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle
cable needle
5 markers

19 sts and 26 rows in stitch pattern with the larger needle and blocked = 10 x 10 cm (4”x 4”)

Find out more here




Bye, bye…

I think I will be using those Celtic cables again for something else … Stay tuned …

… carré cardigan pattern …

My carré cardigan is finished.

Again an unusual construction, in one piece and nearly completely seamless (only a little sewing at the wrong side for the pockets). It is worked top down, starting with a provisional cast on at the top of the center section. All waist shaping is done in this center stockinette section.

The large bands are worked all around – hence the name carré (square) – and hide 2 pockets.I used 3 (or more?) circular needles to work them.

The sleeve inset is based on the contiguous sleeve method developed by Susie Myers, SusieM on Ravelry (http://www.ravelry.com/people/SusieM)