I publicly stated that I will knit 12 sweaters this year, and I really think I will. I might be insane, but it’s do-able. Just having that goal sitting there in my head is motivating me already. It’s not even halfway through January, and I have a lot of progress made on my first sweater, Vivian.
This is a cabled sweater. A very cabled sweater. Like, lots of cables everywhere. I had a lot of trouble knitting the first few rows because it requires laser-sharp focus and that’s hard for me to come by lately. I did make a big fat mistake with the first few rows and had to rip out and re-start. If you’re about to cast on for this sweater, here’s how you avoid it:
In the middle of the LFC and RFC sections, there are 8 stitches that look on the chart like seed stitch. And what do you know? They are seed stitch! Don’t be like me and read the chart wrong. Being used to lace charts that have a purl-back row, I read the chart right-to-left, right-to-left, right-to-left. Nope! This is charted every row, so you read it right-to-left, left-to-right, right-to-left, left-to-right, and so on. If you don’t get that (and I still kinda don’t) just know that you’re supposed to do seed stitch in that section. I had ribbing in the middle of my LFC and RFC and I KNEW it was wrong but I kept at it anyway. The eternal delusion that if you just keep knitting, somehow, someway, it will turn out right.
Apologies to any non-knitters who read this blog. That was probably really boring.
I am still without my main camera lens, so there’s not much else to share. There’s a lot going on knitting-wise and house-wise, and hopefully I’ll be able to share that soon when I break down and buy a new lens! Hope your January is off to a good start. : )