I had planned on starting a Liesl for NaKniSweMo, or perhaps a Cropped Cabled Sweater that I found in a Classic Elite booklet, but as the weather took a decided dip into the realm of chilly, I reordered the List and decided to use the Rowan RYC Soft Tweed I had in my stash for a Vine Lace Top Down Cardigan by the Sweater Babe.
Why this pattern?
1) Topdown. Need I say more? 2) Doesn't it look like the perfect December-March sweater? 3) This yarn is about as soft as they get.
Soft, quick, warm. Oh, yeah, the perfect NaKniSweMo project.
I started swatching yesterday, couldn't get anywhere near gauge, not and get it to look right, so I downsized to a size 10 needle, did some math and cast on until I found the right mix for this ultra soft, very loosely spun yarn. I have no idea how the lace pattern will look, but I did spot another sweater done in this yarn on Ravelry, and it looked just great.
That's the real blessing of Ravelry--you can do some serious investigation into a project before you find yourself mired into a mess. Use everyone else's missteps and knitting expertise to save you from finding yourself in the same swamp. That, and it's a great way to really blow an hour or so of "research surfing."
BTW, the Baby Surprise is done and I will give a full report in my next post. Just got to find the right buttons. Happy Fall Knitting to all and to all a good stitch!
When the yarn starts to get a mind of its own, then it's time to knit the stash.
Welcome to my blog. My name is Elizabeth, and I've been knitting off and on since I was seven. I come from a long line of knitters, crocheters and quilters and love anything to do with fiber. Since I live in a house filled with male DNA, this is where I get to share my projects and notions.