Throwback Knit


In doing some re-organizing in my apartment this past week I came across this long lost FO.  The Cable Eight top from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005 (ravelry link).  It's funny what you can and cannot remember about your old knits.  Like I can't remember working those cables or weaving in the last yarn but I can remember getting the yarn it called for at my new-to-me LYS. I can remember knitting this on my flight to Honduras that summer and I remember having to crochet the borders of the arm openings thinking there was no way I was going to get that right but being so happy and proud of myself that I did.

It was one of the first actual garment pieces I made and therefore went blindly into trusting the yarn and directions.  I even got the same color as the modeled piece in the magazine. As a new knitter you do that, you get each piece the exact same because in some way you think it will help in the success of getting that "perfect FO".

I probably have worn this top about 3 times since 05.  The tank itself is a little on the heavy side which is what doubling the cotton worsted weight will do.  If I knit it again I may opt to just use a bulkier cotton like the Blue Sky.

Oh and if you think I stopped at just making one of the Bumble Up scarves, guess again.  My AC has been cranked in order for me to whip out another!

I just loves my summer knitting.

7 thoughts on “Throwback Knit

  1. Denise says:

    I made this one too, probably around the same time you did. I used a wool/cotton combo, and it was so heavy I felt like I was wearing chain mail. I frogged it after wearing it twice!


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