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Friday, October 7, 2016

The Start of a Sweater

I started my mum's new sweater before NCFF, and I brought it with me in case I wanted a stockinette project to work on, but I really didn't touch it. This week, after finishing up some quick projects for my friends, I decided to make it my new lunch knitting, and I'm trying to hit the ground running (it was 37 degrees Fahrenheit this morning, so I don't really have a lot of time to get this done before winter's here).

Mum picked the pattern-it's the Sweatshirt Sweater from Purl Soho, which is a bottom-up raglan. I haven't knit a bottom-up raglan since my very first sweater, back in 2012 (it was Kaleidoscope, which fell victim to poor yarn choice and has been frogged for several years now).

Sleeves are always my downfall, as well you know, so I was pretty excited to see that the pattern has you start with the sleeves. So far, this seems to be working, and I'm very excited at the prospect of not having to knit sleeves after most of the body is done.


  1. how lucky you are to be in to sweater weather already!!!! Fingers crossed we get some soon!!!

  2. Sounds pretty smart to start with the sleeves rather than end with them, hopefully this will indeed work for you!

  3. That looks like a pretty tween yarn. How sweet of you to make this for your mum. She's got great taste. I haven't tried that construction yet. It makes me nervous to think of having to attach the sleeves to a tube.