Sweaters!Posted: September 7, 2007
It’s been quite awhile since I attempted to knit a sweater. The last two I finished were in late 2005 and early 2006, and in my book they were not very successful projects. One didn’t fit well because I was simply careless about gauge, and I’ve never even worn it out. The other seemed okay at the time, but I didn’t wear it at all last year because the yarn felt too itchy around my neck and the sweater seemed to have “shrunk” from its post-blocking size, making the length too short for my taste. For both projects, I struggled greatly with sewing in the sleeves. After those experiences, I felt like I needed a time-out from sweaters (and sweater seaming in particular).
I guess the break was long enough, because when my knitting mojo returned recently, I was totally interested in sweaters. Go figure, huh? The first one I cast on for last month was Wicked by Zephyr Style. I was inspired after seeing Jillian’s gorgeous version earlier in the year. And there is no seaming because it’s knit in the round from the top down! I managed to score the Artyarns Supermerino at a super duper price through someone’s destashing, which is always a plus!
I took the above photo a couple weeks ago, and admittedly Wicked still looks exactly the same because I’ve been consumed with the other sweater on the needles.
Yup, it’s the Central Park Hoodie from the Fall 2006 KnitScene. I have got to be at least a year behind the crowd on this one. I am using Cascade 220, and I chose the color after seeing two gorgeous ones here and here. I am knitting the pieces separately as written in the pattern, and my goal is to take a seaming class to learn how to do it properly. We’ll see how that goes. I have actually finished the back and am working on the left front, but I still have a looooong way to go. So it will probably be awhile before I have another FO to show!