Anniversaire Cardigan - the beginning

I've been dreaming of this cardigan for a long time. 
When I first saw all its yellow glory, I knew this was going to be the cabled cardigan for me. It was even better that it was published in the fifth anniversary edition of Pompom Quarterly. It's a magazine I've followed for years, every copy is on the shelf, and back in the earlier issues I've contributed, and I'm a huge fan of their work. 

I try really hard to knit as many projects as I can from my collection of back-issues, and the ones I've made have become wardrobe stables. I've been on a quest to find the perfect relaxed cabled cardigan since I started knitting, and this pattern has come about at just the right time. For one, I think my skills are finally at a level where I can take this project on without being too intimidated. After my Halo Shawl and Botanical Yoke Pullover, which were good challenges to prepare me, I think a full-on, all over cable is a great next step.

I'm also pleased to have cast this on for Slow Fashion October. I wanted a project that would encourage me to put a bit more focus on my wardrobe and the choices I make, which is part of the reason why I've gone for a gorgeous blue (Dark Harbour Yarn DK) rather than a yellow, which is what I really wanted to knit with. I'm wanting a workhorse from this cardigan, and while I wear a lot of yellow, I needed something that would stretch a bit further. I thought that navy might prevent the cables popping, but so far I'm pleasantly surprised. Watch this space for updates, although I'm thinking I might be working on this well into the new year...


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