I was enchanted by the delicate criss-crossing cables framing the simple v-neck. I was also hugely intimidated. Cables were still unfamiliar territory. And I loved this pattern so much that was afraid to try it and fail. To try it and ruin it.
Three years later, I’m finally ready. I look at this pattern and I don’t see something lovely and unattainable. I see something super cute and not that difficult. That cabled section will be finicky, but most of this sweater is easy peasey: acres of reverse stockinette with a few bands of ribbing detail. No sweat.
I’ve even mustered the courage to modify the pattern to suit my body shape. Hip-length sweaters are not my friends. So I’ve shortened the distance between cast-on and waist shaping to something more suitable. And I’ve decided to go up a size to allow for the use of a worsted weight yarn instead of an Aran weight yarn.
These changes may sound simple-Simon to all you veteran sweater knitters out there, but it’s a very big deal for me. I can’t help feeling a little proud. This represents enormous growth for me as a knitter. It seems fitting that it should all come together for me with this pattern.