Red "Woven Cable" Jersey

It took me the last 7 weeks to knit this jersey and I'm here to tell you that knitting it was nothing compared to trying to get a good photograph of it!  The cable stitch presented lighting challanges that an amateur like me just couldn't overcome.  So, I decided to attach another picture which is dark but shows the cable stitch well.  This jersey was knitted in Naturally "Tussock", a NZ wool.  I originally did it in gray last winter (see the second attachment and note that my friend model is 6'4" tall so the sleeves are too short for him) and thought that it would be great in red.  This jersey weighs in at 3# and should provide lots of warmth (or at least weight) this winter.  I do not like seams in a collar and try to avoid them so I knitted the collar in the round on 16"circulars.  That was very difficult considering the short needles and the 3# hanging from them.  I won't make that mistake again.  I finished knitting the gray version last winter just in time for the warm spring weather so I only was able to wear it twice.  I've since decided to knit my jerseys in the summer so I can actually wear them in the winter.

I no sooner had the last tail sewn in when my naked knitting needles started screaming at me so I was off to the wool store for the wool for my next project.  I started it last night; it's made from wonderful alpaca wool which is so much nicer to the touch than Tussock which, by the way, I don't recommend except for the look.

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Bill's picture

Those are STUNNING!
...what a lot of work...

I'm very impressed...


ulf's picture

That's a very nice sweater Jesse!!! And a very beautiful colour, is it dyed in shades? And why is the Tussock not recommended?

Darrel's picture

Wow.. The texture and color are fantastic and quite striking. Brilliant work!

Jesse, this is absolutely beautiful! I'm staggered that it only took 7 weeks. I'm very impressed.  Excellent!


Knipper's picture

Great job, Jesse.  Love that cable definition.  Seven weeks is pretty good time.  However, in the long run, I find they get done when they get done, particulary since I have overlapping projects going on.  Look forward to seeing more.

Drew Emborsky's picture

Very impressive. I like the texture a lot!  It looks very touchable!




Cool, you are devoted. 

Knit away, knit away

"They say best men are moulded out of faults; and, for the most, become much more the better for being a little bad." William Shakespeare, Measure for Measure

Good work, wish I could do stuff like that!

TomH's picture

Beautiful work. Congrats. Have fun wearing it and enjoying all the compliments you'll get.

dannvictoria's picture

To funny. The pricture of this sweater popped up in the pic box on the right column. I am just finishing this sweater for my husband and I can honestly say it is a bugger to do. Beautiful when it is finished mind you. Love it in red. I have done it in a sage green. Pics on Ravelry and maybe I will post it here.


RickeScott's picture

WOW! Very, very nice. Love the cables and the color is great!