I've been wanting to make a pair of cabled pants for some time now, but I just haven't found a pattern that I really liked, so I decided to do my own. I just love the way these came out. I did a double knit in the crotch to make it thicker and it just blends so nicely with the cables, if I do say so!
The yarn is Araucania Nature Wool which softens up very nicely after it's washed. I'm not sure why this yarn is more absorbent than the Cascade 220, since they're both 100% wool and the same weight, but I'm pretty pleased with the Araucania.
I just love the color, it's such a nice kelly or Irish green. This is my favorite color anyway, so maybe I'm totally biased, but it makes me think of Spring and the nice weather to come. These will be great for St. Patrick's Day too, since that's a big holiday in this family!
I tried to do a bib to go along with the Irish theme, but it was pathetic so I ditched it. I do have a new one, unrelated to anything, that I hope to post in another day or two. My husband is having heart surgery though, so it may be a little longer. Please keep him in your thoughts!