I am using this afghan as a "holdoff" project hoping that by the time I am finished with it I will have worked up the courage to try to knit myself a sweater. A cabled fisherman type would be very cool.
I think the extra practice from the afghan will benefit you on a sweater. And I've found the amount of time knitting a sweater is equal to - or less - than an average sized afghan. Looking forward to photos of both when finished.
The afghan looks great! I'd say you're ready!
I would agree!
don't be afraid! The problem with sweaters is more a time commitment than difficulty. The important part is finding a pattern that is written clearly and keeping track of where you are located in the pattern. Cables are also pretty straight forward once you get used to the process.
Thank You for the words of encouragement. And yes, I am not worried about the cables I can do those pretty easily. Just getting over the jump to doing sweaters is what I am working on. I really need to do them though because I do love to wear sweaters whenever I get the chance.
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