Hugo had a nice month-long time out when I realized it was going to be too small. It’s back on the needles, and we’re back in love. I just went up a size from each of the needles in the pattern. I picked it up again last weekend after Nanook was fully finished. The yarn is Cascade 220 (surprise, surprise, right?) in Mallard, more boon from last April’s anniversary sale at WEBS.
I love the cables in Hugo. I especially love that I can do all of them without a cable needle, just by knitting the stitches out of order. I wasn’t doing this on the first attempt, but then I experimented a little and it works well. Knitting out of order probably works best with small cables (less than 3 stitches involved in the cabling).
Maybe it’s slightly less fun not being able to wow him with a total surprise of a sweater on December 12th (our anniversary), but I’m much more content knowing this one will fit. I am making a size between the two smaller sizes for him. A 38″ would have negative ease on him, but a 41 3/4″ would have more than he’d like, so I’m making it about 40″. The back is done. I think I’ll start the sleeves next!