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Hi Ann and Kay,

I’m using the Elaine’s Capelet cable to knit a cropped version of the Liberty Tree Pullover. My bust measures 43″ and I like a bit of ease, so I’ll be making the fourth size. My yarn is Julie Asselin Hektos in Sherwood. It’s a gorgeous green with an undercurrent of rust and is SUCH a pleasure to knit.

I am so excited to get get going! Oh, and my plan is to extend the cable down the front. I’ll be adding a few extra stitches in the front after the short rows to make up for how the cable pulls in—more about that when I am there.

My yarn arrived and it is so gorgeous!

My stockinette stitch gauge is perfect on a US 6.

The first few rounds require concentration, but it’s so much fun to see the pattern developing (even though I’m the one who made it up).

I bought the embroidered tablecloth in a thrift shop in Providence many years ago. I love the colors and the amazing heavy linen.




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  • i guess that if Norah is planning a cropped version, so can I! yippee!!
    (she says as she is discovering that her available denim yarn is not enough for a full version…)

    • Ben, I’m gonna need some photos of your WIP! xo

  • Can’t wait to see how Norah’s version looks halfway through!

  • How fun that Norah is banging along with us! (and how nice to hear that “the first few rounds require concentration”, if that isn’t affirming I don’t know what is!) Knit on!

  • I love your yarn choice, Norah; the colorway is gorgeous. Your photos are making me want to buy some in the worst (I mean best) way. Thanks for being here and sharing your bang out progress. It makes it extra special.

  • I can’t wait to see her finished sweater.

  • Jealous!! ((:@@,./’;,./’;

  • love this! thanks for sharing your comments and picts!

  • Lovely cable design.

  • Ooooh a cropped version! I have plenty of yarn for my Liberty Tree but maybe I will make a second one. I am sure I have some worsted weight in a random quantity somewhere in the stash…..

  • I’d love to see the whole tablecloth! It’s gorgeous…

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