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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Design WIP: Finn

I've had this cardigan floating around in my head for a few months, and back in January I got the yarn for it and wrote up a schedule to get it done. Mid-February, I cast on, right on schedule, and finished the upper back and started the left front. Then I promptly became ill and spent the next couple months not feeling quite myself and not wanting to work on a fingering-weight sweater.

Over the past couple of weeks I've begun feeling better, and Sunday afternoon when I had the house completely to myself, I realized that all I really felt like doing was watching several hours of Say Yes to the Dress and finishing the top of this cardigan. So I turned on Hulu, pulled out this project bag, took a look to figure out where I was, crunched a couple numbers, and I finished the upper fronts of this cardigan.

I'm so excited to have the top of this sweater done-I let myself get really intimidated by arm and neck shaping, just because there's so much that can go wrong and make a sweater look unflattering, but the rest of the body is nice, soothing stockinette, with just a little waist shaping to keep me on my toes.

My projects right now are mostly of the "keep your eyes on the chart!" variety, with a couple of plains socks thrown in, so I'm really glad to have a bigger project that's just plain and easy to work on. I've got a few projects earmarked for my retreat this weekend, and I definitely want to bring this along as a palette cleanser and for something easy to work on when it's 3am and I can't keep my eyes open but we're all still knitting, because it's retreat weekend, and curfews are for babies.

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  1. Great job working out the numbers. I have such respect for all of you designers. My mind would explode if I had to figure out arm & neck shaping on my own. Have fun at your retreat!

  2. Ooo I can't wait to see how this sweater turns out! The sneak peek looks interesting, for sure. Love the colour you chose too. :) Glad you got back to it!

    I hear ya on the nice simple knitting when you're working on a ton of chart work. My accidental sweater (to be blogged soon) is flying off the needles because I can work on it without thinking about it too hard!