Cables from hell finished

Unfortunately it called the Tabby Tam (what is it with women and cutsey pattern names) and as horrible as it was to knit it turned out really well. The pattern is by Asami Kawa and it is knit in Kathamdu DK on size 5 needles.
Here it is blocking:

and here is finished on my husbands head - couldn't find a cute brunette.

Damn! I might have to make it again.


bobinthebul's picture

It looks great!

I know what you mean about names...especially here. My friend on ravelry invited me to join a new Turkish knitting forum. It was called "Cici Kızlar." Trans: "Sweet Darling Girls." "A group for sweet darling girls everywhere."

I didn't join.... :)))

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Can't blame you on that one...gender bias about a man knitting in the first place is hard enough to get past.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

mikeylikesknit's picture

Very nice work!

ronhuber's picture

It is gorgeous. I am sure it was worth all the work.

Tallguy's picture

Tabby is a weaving term, and it means an "over one-under one" weave. This cable structure is an attempt to duplicate that weave structure, and hence the name. If it was horizontal and vertical, we might be tempted to call it "basketweave" but it wouldn't have that same cutesy moniker!

Isn't amazing?! You go through all that torment while knitting it, but when it's all done, and you take a look at it, and given a couple of days, and you are ready to start all over again!! Just like having kids. I gotta say -- it is quite a remarkable piece of work. Definitelly not mass-produced!

scottly's picture

TG, you come up with the most amazing tidbits. Thank you so much!!!! It just didn't add up. Asami Kawa is this kind of stoic looking Asian woman - she looks like a serious artist not some dilettante. It's good to know the real meaning of the name. Is that how the tabby cat got its name - someone thought it's coat looked woven? Thanks for the great compliment as well.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice. Even with all the work entailed.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

CLABBERS's picture

Kudos to your endurance with this pattern. It is remarkable and remarkably executed. Well done!

I have a feeling you will get a lot of requests for that hat. It is stunning.