During 2020, my concentration took a nosedive.
I couldn’t read or concentrate on shows.
I listened to a lot of audio books (mainly cozy mysteries) and knit.
I knit three “covid” sweaters.
First: Jong, a free pattern found on Ravelry. I used Knit Picks Brava in a cranberry color. This was an easy sweater to knit, all garter stitch. I chose to turn it inside out before knitting the sleeves as I liked the seam detail on the inside. When I finished this sweater, I was dissappointed, I didn’t love it. The fabric had too loose a weave. I was glad I only did 3/4 sleeves rather than knittting full sleeves. So, imagine my surprise when this became my most worn sweater. Of course, I didn’t leave the house. So, in essence this has become my “house sweater”.
Second: Love Note by Tin Can Knits. I used Berocco Vintage DK in Tide Pool (3 skeins). This was a step up in my knitting as this has a lace section…big new skill for me at the time! So, of course I messed up the lace and needed to rip out. For the second time, I was sure to place LOTS of stitch markers for that section. Once I finished that, it was smooth sailing for the body. I really enjoyed working with this yarn and do love the final product. I bought diffent yarns to make two more sweaters as this is advanced beginner friendly pattern and a great layering piece.
Third: Super Simple Summer Sweater by Joji. I used Knit Picks Worsted and Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted. I love the stripes! I learned how to do German Short Rows with this project (I realized with Love Note that I’m not a fan of wrap & turn). I did mess up on this one though…I forgot to move my beginning of round to the side, so my seam/color jog is in the back. Honestly, I don’t care-I just love it!
I also started and need to finish Elizabeth Smith Knits Audrey Cardigan. Just the hem and button band to go. So, basically I’ll finish it in 2022 (why do I let 90% done project linger?)
For the summer, I plan on doing smaller projects (maybe fun winter hats for the kids….one of the hundreds of cowl patterns I have in my library?)
Have a good week!