Why Seaming Isn’t So Bad

by exercisebeforeknitting

221 stitches on US 3 needles? I never knew my torso was so interminably long! I’m at 27 cm with another 11 cm to go before the armholes.

DROPS 88-4 Cardigan

The pattern is DROPS 88-4 Cardigan knit in Queensland Kathmandu DK Tweed.

DROPS 88-4 Cardigan

Knowing that I would quickly lose my knitting mojo on the body, I knit the sleeves first hoping that having “only the body left” would help me finish. The cabled rib sections are knit on US 3 needles, the stockinette sections on US 6. The ribbing on the sleeves took more time than the entire rest of the arms so I know that as soon as I get to 38 cm, this project will fly off the needles. Until then, I will slog along.

DROPS 88-4 Cardigan

While I complain that this is a slow, slow knit, I’ve actually made amazing time on it since I knit the entire Thanksgiving break. I started this 8 days ago and the body 6 days ago. Perhaps I’ll have a finished sweater over the weekend.

Swatching

I took a break Monday to swatch Bryant’s Slipover Vest in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport as a possible knit for my cousin Ida.

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The stitch pattern looks different at different distances. I put it in the mail this morning to get her opinion. More on that project in the coming weeks.
Swatching

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