So last week Jane decided to knit this adorable beret from Kelbourne Woolens. She comes in and says, “So I am knitting this plaid hat” and I said, “what plaid hat?” and she said, “This new plaid hat from Kelbourne Woolens” and she showed it to me. So I declared that I would knit this plaid hat. So I grabbed some yarn and needles and took it home immediately, intending to knit it up in a night or two. Of course, I got distracted and it is still sitting at home. Jane has already finished her plaid hat and taunts me. In the meantime, I realized that the same stitch pattern was also on another Kelbourne Woolens pattern, Emerson. I ordered both patterns last week so that we would have TWO fabulous plaid patterns at the shop.
Today I found some
suckers fellow knitters to join me in knitting this sweater, including Jane (might be payback for her getting me all excited about the plaid hat). Without a fire under my butt, not a whole lot is getting done these days in the way of sweater knitting. My inability to finish things is so chronic that I have actually started two sock projects in the last five days. Great. I have no shot of finishing socks either.
Here are some color selections that folks have already picked out. (Folks that I may have forced to knit this sweater with me)…I am going for the purple and red in Thaki Donegal Tweed and Lesley already has a sweater quantity of Organik in Atoll, so she is going to use that from her stash and just pick up the white. Jane chose the brown and green, mixing Donegal Tweed with the softer Tara Tweed and Michelle is using the Donegal Tweed in the same purple and a fab green. So if you also think you need a
nerdy hip cardigan, grab some yarn and join our knitalong! I really really want this sucker done in September. If it isn’t, it might drag on for months. I also think it might be fun to show up to the Kelbourne Woolens workshop all dressed in our Emerson cardigans…with pencils and rulers and pocket protectors.
Necessary Skills: knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, fair isle
Yarn: Fibre Company Organik (100 yards) in MC: 9 (10, 12, 13, 14, 15) and in CC: 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins
To fit bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50) inches
Gauge: 20 sts and 21 rows = 4″ in Fair Isle on larger needles
18 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch on larger needles
Needles: US #8 (5 mm) needles and US #6 ( 4.25 mm) needles and 40″ circular
Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle
Optional notions: pens and pocket protector