I'm really digging these cables. Classic braids, simple to knit, and very impactful in a bulky wool. I love the Carnation Pink cables but they are a veritable pain in the ass compared to the braids.
I am humbled by how many of you want to test knit the Carnation. I'm sorting out how to move forward from here; remember that I've never done this before. I've published a couple of free patterns that didn't have test knitting (as the kind souls Janet can tell you, since she found an error when she knitted my Dixie Rose Mitts). If you don't get a chance to test knit, you can count on a knitalong with this designer. It will be so fun to see how this vest turns out for other ample knitters.
Thanks to all of you for the interest and support! Hope you all enjoy your holidays - get get some knitting in there, too.