This sweater is for the January, February, March CIC toddler sweater and vest challenge.
We're knitting sizes 2 (24") and 4 (26") with a challenge goal of 200 sweaters/vests for the Eastern European orphan homes.
My personal goal is four sweaters. This is the first of the four.
It's not washed and blocked yet, but it's done.
I still have red wool left, maybe enough for another little gansey, so I'll wait and wash them together.
Pattern: Pattern: Snakes and Ladders Gansey from Knitting Ganseys by Beth Brown-Reinsel. Rolled neckline replaced by ribbed neckline. An extra inch of stockinette at the bottom to lengthen the sweater for warmer coverage.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, 100% wool.
Color: Firecracker heather (left over from Autumn Song)
Needles: #2 and #4.
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch in pattern
Dorothy and I are planning to knit the Set-in Sleeve Aran in Janet's Szabo's book Aran Sweater Design starting in April. Anyone like to join us?
I do have to give this sweater a better name. Set-in Sleeve Aran is too uninspiring, even for me.
This Knitpicks Wool of the Andes worsted swatch for the Set-in Sleeve Aran was knit last month. The color is Blue Ice Heather, needle size #5.
Gauge is almost perfect, but I've decided I want to find a softer yarn since this sweater will be worn next to my skin.