Sweaterday: Two for One

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Happy December 1! As I mentioned on Thursday, I’m nearly done with my Stonecutter’s Cardigan. I snapped some photos yesterday while we had some sunlight.

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Why yes, those are needles still holding the collar stitches and the ball of yarn that’s attached to them. Even though the collar had been finished the night before, for whatever reason I hadn’t gotten around to binding off the collar stitches before taking these photos. But since then, the collar is bound off, one of the front bands have been knit and the other is about 75% finished, I just got tired of knitting 1×1 rib.

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I love the way this fits. Most cardigans or sweaters I’ve knit have been too big for me in the armholes—I don’t know why. But now both of Amy’s patterns I’ve knit, Larch and this one, fit absolutely perfectly at the arms with out any adjustments needed. In the great scheme of Sweater Knitting, armholes that are too big aren’t the end of the world, but when there’s too much fabric under the arms, it’s uncomfortable and I don’t like wearing the garment. Not going to be an issue with this cardigan.

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I also mentioned Thursday that I’d started knitting another Amy Christoffers pattern, the Roam Tunic from Interweave Knits Fall 2012. I’m using some Brown Sheep Nature Spun Chunky that came home with me. I was a very bad panda and did not swatch at all. This will probably bite me in the ass, although so far, when I hold up the piece to my body, it’s looking like it will fit just fine once it’s washed and blocked.

Please feel free to mock me when this doesn’t work out in a few weeks.

I’ll be at the Holiday Handmade fair in Denver today! Looking forward to seeing what inspiring handmade works people are selling this year. Are you going to any handmade fairs this month?

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