I can’t even remember when I started knitting this… which tells you a lot about my knitting mojo of the past few (lots of) months. I blame it on the super hot (and marvellous weather we’ve been having, but I’m not sure that’s the real cause. I don’t seem to have time for anything these days. How is that possible that I had more time when the boys were small and toddling about? I just don’t get it.
Anyway, the mojo is back. I’m working on another sweater that keeps my attention and it’s slightly more involved than normal and all is good. A part from the lack of time thing. That is still more relevant than ever.
Have you ever tried one of ‘Wool and the Gang’ kits? They’re really good. I find their yarn excellent and this cotton one didn’t disappoint either. I just wish I’d remember to really size down my needles because when I knit with cotton, my normally loose gauge gets really really floppy.
The green is gorgeous. AND more importantly didn’t bleed at all when I wash it, which I amazed me, having just turned a whole load of t-shirts/shirts green because of a Patagonia t-shirt. Let’s move on swiftly or I’ll cry.
Now, if I had read the instructions more attentively I would have realised I stitched sweater inside out. It was supposed to be wrong side on show… but whatever… I actually prefer it this way, it seems tidier.
I knitted the sleeves a couple of repeats longer because I’ve had my fill of 3/4 sleeves… I wanted a snuggly sweater and that I most certainly got. This cotton is super super soft.
Now, the neckline is very wide (as you can see from the top photo) and I’ll probably stitch it tighter/close it a little. I’m not into the ‘off-the-should’ look.
And like I said, if I were to knit it again, or knit again with this yarn I’d size down a whole needle size, but for now this will do.
Just as well the weather has turned cooler for a while!