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It works --there's no limit to the potential of the Tomten pattern by EZ!! Come on all of you lace and cable knitters out there!! I used Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor (Dover) for the patterns, played with them a bit, of course!! I learned a few tricks about the pattern while in the making--do some extra pick-ups at the sleeve top--it tends to pull--and at the bottom of the sleeve ktog the live stitch left on the cable with a lot of pull, quite like avoiding the ladders on sock knitting!! I also did my sleeve dec at both the top and bottom and with the extra bulk of stranded work, dec to 1/3 rather than 1/4 per EZ directions. Guess that about covers it!! Fun knit!! The little ridge at the edge of my front bands is NOT i-cord, but curves partially around-- I reverted to EZ's beloved Garter on the last 2 rows of the band before cast off. Makes a nice texture for the edge!!

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Comment by banklady6 on May 22, 2010 at 3:44am
oh my gosh! talk about thinking outside the box..I'd done one with stripes, but jinkees..this has me speechless!
Comment by Irene Soileau on March 30, 2010 at 3:40pm
Wow what a lot of beautiful work, in my favorite color. you did such a wonderful job. Irene Soileau
Comment by Leny on March 21, 2010 at 3:12am
I'm still speachless ! And so inspired to try to make a cabled one. Hmmmmm have some fire-truck red laying around yelling at me: USE MÉ !
Leny
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on March 20, 2010 at 9:36pm
That is really beautiful! Great job! ♥s
Comment by cherylbwaters on March 20, 2010 at 8:15pm
Cello, I am so impressed by this Tomten. You obviously put a lot of thought into this. I know you will have lots of questions from others on how to do this. ♥c

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