Mini-cables! This is 14 sts wide by 30 rows on 1.5mm needles and 6 strands embroidery cotton.
After a day of browsing sweater styles I decided Henry's sweater needed a little something extra. I decided on a simple cable stitch after realizing my dreams of grandeur and complicated plans...didn't translate as well. On a larger scale this stitch would be much easier to recognize! So simple it is.
This is a basic cable stitch, for any of the knitters out there:
Rows 1,3,5: K4, P6, K4
Rows 2,4: P4, K6, P4
Row 6: P4, slip 3 onto cable needle, K3, K3 from cable needle, P4
It's a little too big for the scale of the sweater, so I'm going to drop the cable stitching down from 6 sts to 4, and add a 1 st column on either side to switch the sweater back to the good side of the stocking stitch for the rest. There'll be two twists, approx. where suspenders would be. For colour I'm thinking a veriagated brown/grey cotton - should be able to pick some up this weeekend!
On other animated news I am now a cheerful owner of an airbrush (Paasche Millenium) Anyone have favourite compressors? I'm now joining the overwhelmed masses at choosing one just right.