Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Changing Cables?

The other "Greenjeans" knitters.....

I am about to start the body cable and rib portion. I noticed that all the cables go the same way, all the way around the body.

What do you think about changing the direction of 1/2 of them so that the cable direction is mirrored in the front? I would do the same on the sleeves, creating a right and left sleeve.

Am I going too far or would the sweater look a bit more balanced?

-Holly

6 comments:

Michelle said...

I think it would look great!

Jinxsa said...

I wanted to do that on mine but the math didn't work out at all. I am totally for it!

Knitsnpurls said...

I am usually all about symetry but when I knit my Mr. Greenjeans I left the cables as is (and was pleased with the results). If there is an even number of cables you could switch direction in the centre back but if there is an odd number it won't work so well.

kimianak said...

I don't think it would be going too far. The sweater looks great as is, but it would be a nice touch to mirror the cable. Not sure yet, but I'm thinking I may do it too...

Holly said...

I have an odd number of cables - so I was thinking about changing the back cable completely to a leftcross-right cross.

Will post pix later today...

Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

That sounds like a good idea, Holly! Can't wait to see pictures!