Sometimes you just have to see what’s in front of you. You have to flip through all the great ideas in your head, and choose the simple one.
Remember my Log Cabin Pullover? This was my project for Fringe Association’s fantastic Log Cabin Knitalong, many months back. (Please pause to enjoy the amazing projects that knitalong has produced, and continues to produce. Truly gobsmacking.)
My idea was to replicate the shape of a favorite pullover, Relax by Ririko, but using log cabin construction to build the front and back in garter stitch.
I had a lot of fun doing that.
The yarn: Sylph, in a shade called Eddy. A little bird has informed me that this divine cashmere/linen blend will soon be restocked in the mdk shop.
I’ve been looking at this nearly finished sweater in a Mini Porter Bin on my nightstand for too long. Time to git ’r done!
Oh look: I even did the sleeves. How does a person forget that they already knit two sleeves? How did I get so close to the finish line on this and just . . . stop?
I have lots of psychology-based theoretical answers to these questions, but theoretical answers are not going to get this sweater finished.
My Challenge to Me
By this time next week—specifically next Thursday, May 23—I will be wearing this sweater.
Yesterday afternoon, I got the side seams mattress-stitched during a conference call. Snip-snap! What took me so long?
Now all that remains is to decide one question: sleeves or no sleeves? Maybe it’s the May-ness that prevails outside at the moment, but I’m thinking I’ll get more wear out of this sweater if I simply finish the armholes and neck opening in the style of Amy Christoffers’s Shakerag Top. The armholes of this pullover are placed a little differently—the body is wider, so the armholes hit lower on the arm—but the simple, short sleeve approach appeals to me right now.
What do you think? I mean, the sleeves are done, so it’s really a question of which would make for a better sweater.
See you next week!