At the beginning of the summer I started making a heavily cabled sweater from a pattern in Interweave magazine. I had ordered a bunch of pink Wool of the Andes with the intention of making some kind of pullover, because I don't have any hand knit sweaters in that color. I messed around with the gauge and sizing and began making this beautifully patterned sweater.
Although the cable pattern looked awesome something just didn't feel right about it. I don't know if it was that I had altered the gauge/sizing from the original pattern, or that the pink was just too bold for a heavily cabled sweater, but I put the project on hold.
While poking around a bookstore I came across The Best of Knitscene and saw the Opulent Raglan pattern. I instantly knew it would be perfect for the pink yarn. The pattern is so simple and elegant, but not overwhelming in the bright pink. A new pink pullover project began.
So far this has been a simple top down knit. The cable pattern is super easy. I think I'm going to make some mods to the hemming on the bottom, but otherwise the pattern is perfect as is. I'm so glad I found this pattern, I feel like it will give me the perfect pink cable sweater to add to my collection.