October 20: When I saw this pattern, I just had to knit it. I even bought yarn specifically for this pattern (which I rarely ever seem to do these days). Got started on it tonight. I used a 24” circular to start and it was difficult going at first because the stitches weren’t quite enough to go around (120 stitches), but I don’t have a 16” circular in size 6, so I made due. When I increase, things will be better. Right now, I’m just getting exactly enough slack on the stitches to make it work.
October 25: Finished the 9” neck (took almost a complete skein). Round and round in stockinette is a little boring (I did a lot of reading while knitting it), but I really like the feel of the fabric the yarn is creating, so I’m excited to keep going with this project to see how it will turn out!
November 10: Divided for the sleeves! It’s coming along nicely.
January 2, 2010: Finished the body of the sweater. Just the sleeves to go. And so far it fits well.
January 16: I’ve gotten to the point on the sleeve that the 16” circular is just a little too big and the stitches are stretched pretty tightly over it. I don’t want to do the 2x2 ribbing with that happening. When I was at a LYS in Texas, I saw that there were some 12” circulars and I almost bought some but decided against it. Now I wish I had. I checked my LYS and didn’t find them so I ordered one online. I’m going to wait until it gets here before I get back to work on this project, so it’s on pause for a few days.
January 22: The 12” circulars are working much better (although it’s sometimes a little tight to knit on such a small cable), so I’ve finished sleeve #1 and started sleeve #2.
January 30: Finished! I’ve posted two pictures pre-blocking. I’m blocking right now and will post more pictures after that.
Pattern: Lightweight Pullover by Hannah Fettig (available for purchase on Ravelry)
Yarn: Classic Elite Yarns Fresco (wool, angora, alpaca) in Regatta