Thursday, April 05, 2018

Still Sweater Weather

Starting a sweater in late March in Pittsburgh can be somewhat of a gamble. Depending on how fast you are, you might be able to finish it in time to wear it once or twice before the weather gets too warm. Or, even if you're super speedy, you might have to pack it away as soon as it's done because you find yourself in the middle of a heat wave. I'm still not sure what will happen with the sweater I cast on last week, but given that we've had snow, thunderstorms, and high wind warnings just in the past several days, I'm ready for almost anything. And I'm really enjoying the project.

Humulus in HipStrings Buoy DK in Lead (MC) and Spring (CC)

I split the sleeves from the body on Tuesday night and added about two inches of body last night. The body of this sweater couldn't be easier -- just knit until it's the specified length. I've joined in a second skein of the gray now that the yoke is finished, so the only thing I have to pay attention to is alternating skeins at the beginning of each round.

The fabric I'm getting with this Buoy DK is interesting. Though it's classified as a DK, I find it to be a light DK/heavy sportweight, and in this sweater I'm knitting it at a DK to worsted gauge. So the fabric with a single strand of yarn is on the light side. I'm sure the yarn will bloom a bit when it's washed, but it seems that, in spite of the stranding, this is going to be a lightweight sweater when it's done -- and provided we don't jump right from winter to summer weather, I might just be able to wear it when it's finished!

1 comment:

AsKatKnits said...

It seems mother nature is in full on sweater mode these days! Have a great weekend!