More progress

I’ve nearly finished the back of my cardigan, and boy – those decreases are horribly confusing in the lace pattern!  I think I came out ok though.

I want to finish it before work tonight (at 5:30) so if I have any no-shows I can work on a smaller part of the sweater.  When I work a sweater in pieces I work it thus: back, sleeve 1, front 1, sleeve 2, front 2.  I can’t stand working the same thing twice in a row, but I don’t like knitting 2 sleeves at once because things get all tangled.

I’m trying to decide what to make for the Fitted Knits along that starts in April.  I have yarn for both the shrug and the puff-sleeved cardigan, but I’m second guessing the yarn for the puff sleeve.  It’s made of wool in the book, and I love the way it looks in wool, but come on… when it’s cold enough for wool I won’t wear short sleeves, and when it’s warm enough for short sleeves I won’t wear wool.  So I’m thinking maybe I should try to find a blend.  I really like Rowan wool cotton, but it’s so pricey!  And I’m already making a bunch of sweaters out of cotton fleece… Ah well, I guess I’ll have to think about it!

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6 thoughts on “More progress

  1. You know wool is actually cool when hot and warm when colder, but if you don’t like wool against your skin, then I would look for something that would keep the shape of the puff. That is the only thing that worries me about using cotton for that sweater. I am making it too, and also out of wool. I am just hoping it will not be scratchy around my arms. Planning to wear it with a camisole…

    What else will you be making?

  2. Batty says:

    That’s looking great, and I love the color! It’s nice to see what cotton fleece looks like all knit up. I just bought some for a secret project and I’m casting on tomorrow — after washing the swatch. I don’t trust cotton, it grows in unexpected ways.

  3. I just found your blog over at the Fitted Knits knitalong. A very nice blog you have. I like your knitting and cats (being a cat-servent myself. Is it purebreed cats? It looked like a Maine Coon and maybe a Russian Blue or Korat!
    You made me want to order more yarn, too.

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