Knitting in aran weight yarn is superfast! It's day 2 and I'm already at the armhole decreases!
I had a small issue with the chart vs. the picture in the magazine, but I decided to follow the chart. The jacket in the magazine has a center cable that follows the side cables, i.e. is shorter-longer-shorter-longer, 8 rows-12 rows-8 rows-12 rows. The chart clearly states that the center cable has 8 row repeats, and the side cables 20 row repeats. That means that the center cable does its own 8 row thing, while the side cables cruise along at 20 row repeats, i.e. they don't "follow" each other. This really bugged me at first, because I couldn't decide which version I wanted to follow, the chart or the photo. But here is the chart version.
It doesn't bother me anymore, because I really like that the center cable isn't symmetrical to the side cables, if you know what I mean.
I also have another new-ish project on the needles.
This is Persian Tiles from the Jade Starmore book A Collector's Item. I'm using the pattern to make a pillow, since I really want to use up some gorgeous Evilla yarn I've had in my stash for far too long. Just look at it: