This is the sweater that has been taking most of my time lately. I’m calling her Colleen, the Irish word for ‘girl’. Not entirely original, but the name really jumped out at me. ‘Hey! That’s my name!’ It’s a piece entirely of my own design. And it is more than halfway done.
The body piece is finished, and thank goodness because it’s 200 stitches around! 120 rows of that and you’d be glad it was done too.
The cables here are on both sides of the sweater body. They’re twisted rib cables – ooh, ahh. It’s the first time I’ve ever used them, and I agonized whether or not to keep them or start over. Verdict: obviously I kept them. And they’re alright, but I probably would go with regular cables next time.
This beauty is the cabled yolk. And it is taking a long time. I’m using size 4 needles for a clean tight look. Loves it. This is my favorite part. Though I wish it would knit up quicker.
I’m knitting 50 inches worth (hooo boy!) for the yolk and it will wrap around the shoulders. There aren’t any decreases in this, so I will be pick up stitches to knit another couple inches above it so that I can make it fit over the shoulders. It will be wide necked, open almost to the shoulder.
So that’s it for now. I’m taking a short break from the many stitches. This is the mess than usually accompanies me, wherever I go! You’ll almost never see me without my canvas knitting bag full of knitting projects, and loose ends of yarn trailing behind me :)