Is anyone going to be making this. I just placed my order. I have always wanted to make a Norweigian sweater, so I guess nows a good a time as any. Maybe we can have a kal for this sweater or any sweater of this type.
Beth, I tend to just dive into projects but "If all else fails, read the directions" doesn't always work very well with knitting. Lately I've been trying to be good about checking to see if there is an errata on patterns before I start them. But I frequently forget. I am not knitting this but currently there is no errata.
So I suggest you read through the pattern and if you have any questions give us some specifics on what your question is and we'll try to help. ♥cheryl
No, it's not just you! I'm hoping that as I get into the project, the directions will become obvious. Trying to picture it in my mind before beginning is just not happening. In fact, I pictured the 2 sleeves somehow joined together by steek stitches?? I better go back and read that again! However, it's obviously do-able, so I'll go one step at a time.
Can you tell me if the finished cuff is heavy? With the facing, the front and all the strands, it looks heavy.
the cuff IS heavy :) will keep any cold breezes out.
I'm almost done with the second sleeve up to the part where the two are joined so I will see how that goes next. The good thing is, when I get to the body of the sweater the sleeves will already be done. Love that.
The colorwork parts of this sweater are fun, but the plain blue areas get a bit tedious. reading Mansfield Park while I knit those areas. anneKat
Thanks anneKat! I'm swatching tonight (Kelly would be proud :) so I'll have some more time to think about whether to try to change the cuff or just get on the roller coaster and ride!
Can't wait to do the colorwork. I haven't mastered reading while knitting, but I'll find a good movie while I'm knitting the solid parts.
Those that have patterns are abridged. The patterns are left out. But I highly recommend the Yarn Harlot's books. I've listened to them over and over again. Same with the Mason-Dixon books. I find the technical ones a little harder to listen to only because I'm not listening carefully. I'm concentrating more on the knitting. Now if I'm doing housework, I can pay more attention to the books. ♥cheryl
I thought I was the only odd one who knits sleeves first. Too fun! I always do it because I hate the sleeves and I have had many unfinished project because of that - so now I'm like you - sleeves first!
I just received my kit. I had a hard time deciding between the blue and red. The blue is gorgeous but warm colors tend to look better on me. I finally decided on the red (although I'm still wondering about the blue).
I finally steeked my classic lines cardigan and was happily surprised at how easy it turned out to be. So, I'll be finishing the front bands on that and then I think I'll start this one.
I'm going to keep a look out for those clasps. I've never used them before so that'll be interesting. It gives it an entirely different look than the zipper.
I just started last week and almost finished 1 cuff during our "blizzard" last weekend (I live in NC). I swatched twice before I started. I usually knit true to prescribed gauge, but I had to go down a needle size to even come close to getting the gauge. Anyway, I just dove in and started the cuff using magic loop method rather than DPNs. It went pretty fast and the colorwork is so fun! Use a row minder if you have one - you can get lost in the pattern, I'm not sure I completely understand all of the directions for this sweater, but I'll come back to this KAL whenever I have a question. Good Luck! You'll enjoy it!