I’ve been wanting to make this sweater for some time now. It’s the Garter Yoke Cardi (pattern #22) from knit.1 Magazine (Fall/Winter 2008 issue). A completely SEAMLESS sweater which I am particularly looking forward to after the chore of sewing up the Urban Aran Cardigan (which btw is finished – will post photos shortly).
I actually took the time to knit (and wash and block) a swatch. The swatch is a little misshapen because I was practicing a new cast off technique that Jessica taught me to be used with the toe-up socks I’ve been knitting of late.
The yarn is Paton’s Classic Wool Merino which I use a lot but this color – plum heather – was new to me. No more gray for awhile I promise you. And lo and behold I did manage to achieve the called for gauge. Pat me on the back.
There was nothing left to do but cast on and so I did.
The perfect thing to do on a dismal, rainy and gray day like today.