Cable Month Kick-off: Interweave Knits, Winter 2016

As far as kick-offs go this is one I can really get excited about. Happy Cable Month from Interweave Knits!

One morning in late August my email dinged revealing a gallery of striking photography for Interweave Knits, Winter 2016. I drooled, I sighed, I swooned. It was a great way to start my day. Every photo was more beautiful than the next. I am so proud of this issue and I’m eager to share my favorite project, The Inverness Sweater by Linda Marveng.

When I first saw Inverness in the collection of photos  it stood out to me as the quintessential Knits sweater. From the tunic length, to the shaped cables, worked in traditional fisherman white in simple, no fuss wool this sweater is an example of the updated classic style that defines Knits.

I have always loved knitting cables; when I was a beginning knitter it was the first real technique I learned and I’ve been hooked ever since. My love of cables sparked my mother’s love of cables, and by that I mean she loves wearing the cabled garments I make for her. For the last several years on Christmas morning, my mother has opened up a box of wool-filled, cabled love. In fact, the first sweater I ever made for her was the Dickinson Pullover from Interweave Knits, Fall 2007.


I’ve gone on to make Alice Starmore patterns and finally making her an original of my own, which eventually found its way into Interweave Knits, Winter 2015 as the Quivira Coat.


At a quick glance there seems to be a running theme here–apparently an off-white, cable sweater does it for me. And still does. I am planning on making the Inverness Sweater in white to be the star under the tree on Christmas morning. Now all I have to do is place a little yarn order to Plymouth Yarn for several skeins of Galway Worsted.

I’ll be posting about it regularly once I start the project. Keep your eyes out for it and perhaps knit it along with me.

Happy (Cable) Knitting,



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