Stitches Out of Order

I started Portage yesterday. I think it’s interesting that even though I don’t enjoy cabling (it kind of scares me) my 2 sweaters are both heavily cabled. My trick for working with cables is to colour my charts. I colour cables of one type one colour, and choose a different colour for cables of another stitch count or direction. That way the knitting goes more smoothly (and quickly) and I’m not constantly squinting at my chart. Plus it’s pretty.


I’m almost 2 increase charts into the sweater and I’ve already messed something up royally and fudged a solution. So now that that’s out of the way the rest of the sweater should go swimmingly, right?

cat model

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Dramatic Lyric

I am a musician and a life-long crafter. I love to read and write, and my favourite book is Jane Eyre.

11 thoughts on “Stitches Out of Order”

  1. lol you don’t like cables and these are the sweaters you have chosen? You crack me up! But great idea to color the charts. It helps to have a strong visual. 🙂

    1. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I just thought, oh Esme is so pretty and Portage is so cozy. I must knit them! And then after I bought the patterns I realized the dreaded cables got me!

    1. Oh dear… Luckily since they are just 1/1 you don’t have to take stitches off the needle or use a cable needle. I think that’s the only reason this will work for me.

  2. Ooh, coloring your chart is an awesome idea! I’ll have to try that next time I’m doing something with a complicated cable pattern.

  3. good luck, with bit of practise cables are not scary at all… i now only draw first few line of the pattern to get the stitch count right and the rest just form itself as I knit further….

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