I have decided to take the plunge and knit a sweater. I have knit many things; hats, socks, mittens, scarves, headbands, and a boys vest. But I have yet to do something big. I like projects to be done relatively quickly so I get the satisfaction of the finished piece sooner. I also have a bit of a fear of knitting an adult garment lest it doesn’t fit right after all the hard work. If I mess up a garment for one of my kids, it will likely fit a different one of my kids. So I have avoided sweaters. But now it is time. I want to learn to do sweaters. And the perfect class became available. It is an easy sweater class for experienced knitters but beginners with sweaters. Perfect!
Knowing that I will be focusing all my knitting time on this sweater for the next month I decided I needed to finish the socks I have been working on so they didn’t continue to sit on the needles forever. I started them way back in February, but put them aside after a few rows and didn’t pick them up again until about June. Then, with summer craziness and thus very little time, I have slowly plugged away at them.
I finished them this week and am very happy with how they turned out. They fit perfectly and are oh-so-comfy. I knit them two-at-a-time on two circulars. The pattern is “In Slipping Color” from the book Knitting More Circles Around Socks by Antje Gillingham, although I tweaked it a bit, and the yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash in the color Charcoal 900.
I did this same pattern a couple years ago but translated it to use dpns because I wasn’t using circulars at the time. I liked it so much that I chose to do it again with this yarn.
I am glad to have them done, looking forward to wearing them this winter, and excited to move on to my first ever knit sweater! I’ll let you know how it goes.