I’ve been stalking this pattern for awhile now (the ladies over at the Sexy Knitters Club are knitting it) but I wasn’t sure what yarn to use. I debated buying the Super Merino called for in the pattern only in a different color… but I just couldn’t justify it. Especially when I have 2 projects going right now that use very luxurious yarn and are still not finished (the mmmmalibritgio scarf and Matt’s sweater). So I wanted to go a little more low budge with this one....
So I’m using Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (5 skeins @ 215 yards of ultra alpaca and Peruvian wool!) in a great shade of Green… pretty sure it’s called Fern. And this totally fits the bill of not knitting anymore things that are pink or red b/c honestly I’ve kindof been in a rut with that.
My original plan was to wait to cast on until I was on the plane on my way. Right. So then I was just going to knit the cabled yolk and start the raglan increases on the plane. You see how well that worked out for me.
So now I’m going to try to get it to the point where I can split off the sleeves before I leave tomorrow. That way I’m into the mindless body knitting for my trip. Should work out perfectly.
I plan on knitting the ¾ length sleeves, leaving off the pocket, and adding in some short row bust shaping. Oh and my gauge swatch totally lied to me – I knit it flat and the sweater is knit in the round so I think it’s just a case of me purling looser than I knit. To accommodate for that I’m just adding rows to the raglan part until it fits….
Does anyone know if you can bring the knitpicks options needles on a plane? Hmmmm...
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