January 18, 2013
I’m back to working on the circumnavigated sweater that I started last winter. It is knit from a heavy Irish wool that I couldn’t face working on during the summer. When I set it aside I had just divided the underarm stitches from the body and cast on the additional sleeve/shoulder stitches. I don’t know how many hundred stitches were on the needle at that point, but the rows were LONG!
Once I finished my Christmas knitting and Audrey was here for the weekend before Christmas I started the raglan decreases. After Christmas I was working the saddle shoulders. It’s my first time doing those and I really like them. Since New Year’s I have done the front button band and the shawl collar. Love the shawl collar! I love how it turns itself to lay back and since this sweater is going to be more like a jacket I love the warmth and coziness of the collar. Last night I started knitting the first sleeve. I think it will finish quickly from here.