After years of being mad at knitting, I’m feeling pretty great with these last few projects. And I might even try more complicated patterns soon. I’m looking at you, bobble sweater and fancy cardigan.
This pattern felt a lot faster than my last sweater project. I’m happy I finally tried an in-the-round pattern. I will never go back to pieced together sweaters.
I’m still figuring out how to loosen up and “get gauge.” I knit very tightly because my brain tricks me into thinking that’s the “correct way” to do it and that there will be huge holes if I don’t. No clue where these ideas came from.
At this stage I did question the fit, but I had enough room at the underarms and decided to keep going. This sweater is probably smaller than it should be, but I actually like the way it ended up fitting.
The sleeves are a bit shorter than the pattern called for, but it’s so warm, I kind of appreciate some of my arms being exposed.
PATTERN: Strathcona sweater by Good Night, Day
YARN: Cascade Magnum in Olive Oil Tweed
I don’t love the way the neckline collapses under my chin. I probably should have done fewer rows, but I think this is also just how it goes without any shaping. I’m intrigued by those German short rows I’ve read about. And looking at the sample photos, my neckline is definitely knit tighter so, whoops!
Up next, I’m casting on the Trefann sweater!
2 Replies to “Strathcona sweater | Good Night, Day”
Super sweater! (And that Bauble Sweater just makes me smile!)
I’m also a tight knitter, so I feel your pain. AND I KNOW that someone, somewhere, somehow lectured me into tight knitting.
Who made us believe this!? I’m on my third attempt with the Trefann sweater and have found that if I scream inside “LOOSEN UP, RELAX” I’m sorta maybe getting the right gauge? 🙂