Thursday, October 26, 2006
Another CIC Sweater Done
Pattern: Cozy in Checks Toddler Sweater - making it up as I knit it
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Bulky
Needles: Addi Turbo #9
Gauge: 4 stitches/inch, 6 rows/inch in check pattern, 5 rows/inch in stockinette
I'm still liking the Wool of the Andes Bulky yarn, which, in my opinion, is more like a heavy worsted.
Knitting this sweater on #9s, I got 4 stitches an inch. I just started a second sweater with it and I'm using #7 needles for a 4.5 stitches/inch. At that gauge it's a nice, firm fabric but not so tight that it hurts my hands to knit it.
The Wool of the Andes yarn label says #10 - #11 needles for 3 to 3.75 stitches/inch. Don't knit it at that gauge unless you want a saggy, baggy garment.
Several readers have asked that I publish this pattern. I confess I knit it without writing very much down. Plus, I'm not totally happy with the sleeves. They taper too quick and are a bit too short to be a standard size.
In order to publish the pattern, I need to knit a second Cozy in Checks sweater with some minor changes and write down the knitting details. Then, I need to knit a third sweater to test knit what I wrote.
I would like to do that, but it won't happen soon. I'm aiming for sometime before winter is over.