a swatch was knit….
So I cast on about 3 days ago and its amazing how quickly worsted yarn knits up compared to the past couple projects I’ve been working on with thinner yarn and smaller needles. I’ve got about 11″ or so of sweater knit so far on the back of my sweater.
I was torn between a couple patterns but thought this yarn would look great as Birch Bark. Although you know I’m not fond of actually making cables – I’ll just suck it up for this one. They’re not hard – they just slow me down all that putzing with a cable needle but I think they should go pretty quickly.
My sleeves will probably be a bit shorter – 3/4 length and not have the slight bell on the end since if I do a straight sleeve it will be wide enough as it is. I may or may not put the little cable detail on the sleeve – will wait till I get to those to decide. And miracle of miracles, the yarn actually came out of the stash. I did order three more balls (they’ll just a little over 100 yards each) to make sure I won’t run out.