Yep, despite a cool summer (there are not many local tomatoes this year because of how cool it’s been), I’m now in sweater season. I’ve started my Mom’s sweater, the Mondo Cable Cardigan from Chic Knits. I’m a little less than half-way through:
I’m using the technique of Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls for top-down sweaters. You knit til you split off the arms, then knit the body using the rest of the skein. Stop the body there, then go back and put the sleeves on either two circulars (my preference) or magic loop them, and knit them down. Then return to the body of the sweater. The reason for this? It reduces having to move around a whole body of a sweater while knitting the sleeves. So far, it’s been working pretty well for me.
I’m also talking with my cousin Marie about her sweater, which will be a Christmas gift, and am going to buy yarn so that I can knit my Something Blue for real as a pattern. And I want another cozy sweater for me, so you can see that the queue for sweaters is rapidly mounting.