How did this happen? Sleeves are known for being the black hole of sweater knitting, and I need four of them. During a time when I've lost most of my knitting incentive.
This is going to require some super self-discipline. I may need to start a pair of socks for sleeve relief. Or maybe that's not a good idea if I ever want to get these sleeves done.
First in need of sleeves is the Cotlin Vines and Leaves Cardigan.
This has been a pleasant knit and I'm looking forward to casting on the sleeves and doing some more of the lacy pattern. It's the sewing in of the sleeves that I'm likely to procrastinate.
Pattern: Vines and Leaves cardigan from the May issue of Creative Knitting.
Yarn: Knitpicks Cotlin and I'm getting exact stitch gauge and row gauge with US 5 needles.
Color: Planetarium. (Navy)
Needles: Options #5.
I've been calling this sweater the unimaginative name "Hedonist Redo" because a) it's being knit from Slackford Studio Hedonist yarn and b) the yarn is frogged from a former project that didn't please me.
The body has that crinkly look because of the frogged yarn. Once it's washed it will look much smoother.
This yarn is soooo soft. And the contrast after knitting on the Cotlin causes it to feel even softer.
I have enough yarn left for 3/4 sleeves. Maybe even full length sleeves.
Pattern: A basic pullover. The border across the top of the back and front is Pattern #177 from The New Knitting Stitch Library by Leslie Stanfield.
Yarn: Hedonist Sock from Slackford Studio, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 4 Ply Fingering Weight
Color: Cote d'Azur
Needles: US #4, 3.5mm
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette.