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Monday, July 31, 2017

A Turbo Sweater

The third quarter KAL for Eat.Sleep.Knit is to knit an adult sweater.  If you can knit the whole thing in two weeks or less, you get an extra star for your team.  I'm pretty sure I can make the two week time frame but I did put some careful thought into my sweater pattern choice.  I knew working in worsted weight would be faster than fingering or sport weight.  I also know that I work faster when it's a top down construction.  (I realize that logically there are the same number of stitches in a bottom up sweater as there are in top down, but I lose momentum at the yoke in a bottom up sweater for some reason.)  I decided to knit the Beccs cardigan because not only is this a top down, worsted weight cardigan, but it's also designed by Isabell Kraemer whose designs I've knit before, so her style would be familiar.  There are no buttons and the cabled front bands are knit with the fronts as you go.  I chose Dream in Color Classy in Juliette's Blush for my yarn.
Saturday morning I cast on and started my two week attempt.  As of right now, I'm about half way done with the body of the sweater.  The sleeve stitches are on holders and I'm alternating skeins at the left side seam.  Obviously I will be knitting exclusively on this until it's finished so the blog will be all Beccs all the time until then.

Oh, and just in case I can't finish it in two weeks for some reason, I just won't submit it for the KAL and I'll knit another sweater!  See, I've got a backup plan!



Blogger Wendy Stackhouse said...

I made Beccs for my mom a few years back and it came out great! Have fun!

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

Nice color and very smart pattern choice on your part! I like that it's so simple yet has that fancy cabled detail, and the option to check fit as you go is pretty nice, too.

I am a bit of a big-project chicken and perpetually think of myself as an amateur knitter to boot, but your goal of doing it in two weeks *almost* has me convinced I could do this one myself. Certainly not in two weeks or even two months, probably, but still. Hmm.

11:38 AM  

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