Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Late to the KAL

But still excited about my Green Gables sweater. I just started my sweater on Sunday, July 30 and found the KAL last night while taking a break from my knitting. I found the sweater on Deena's blog http://mohairdreams.typepad.com/mohair_dreams/ last week. I saw the picture of her completed sweater and loved the pattern, and followed her link to Zephyr Style http://www.zephyrstyle.com/catalog/item.cfm/2367447/2628822/ (Sorry- I'm a typepad user and I haven't quite figured out how to use the link option on Blogger) I ordered the pattern last week (don't you love downloadable patterns?) and checked out the Cotton Fleece at my yarn store. But after mulling it over, I knew I must have something in my stash to use! Details on the yarn and pictures to come.
This blog has been a treasure trove of information and ideas. Unfortunately I had already cast on with my reliable favorite, knitted cast on, before I read I should use the backwords loop method. I am still at the first section of repeating sections A and B, and after I knit this part (with an additional round of repeat) I will try it on and see how the sizing is going. If I need to start over at this point, I will change my cast on method. My bust is a 42" and I am knitting the largest size. After reading about the various issues, I don't want to get too far into the sweater without seeing how the fit will be on me.

I was reading the archives here last night, and saw mention of "Anne of Green Gables." If anyone wants to listen to the book while knitting on the sweater, you can download MP3 files of the book for free at http://librivox.org. I just finished listening to the book within the week prior to finding this pattern, and even though it is listed as childrens literature, I enjoyed every minute of it.



Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Thanks for the link--I love that book!!

6:24 AM  

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