You may remember my NaKniSweMo forays of the past (National Knit a Sweater Month) – I have participated a few times in the last few years, always able to come in right under the deadline of November 30th. I got a late start this year, but I am hopeful that I can still pull it off.
This is my 3rd or 4th sweater from the German pattern magazine, Rebecca. For several years, the magazine was also published in English, but when some harder times hit, they went back to their German-only format with a English insert pamphlet. It is nice to have a bare-bones translation, but knitting with a Rebecca pattern is an exercise in trust – and common sense. You just have to have a feeling that it is going to work out, and if it looks weird, well, maybe you should just “do your own thing” for awhile. This little philosophy has worked for me so far. Hope it continues through this cardigan!
This pattern (while hard to see on the model because of the fashion styling with the big belt and the scarf) seemed like a cute stylish piece for the wardrobe. I was especially drawn to the pockets. It took awhile to wrap my head around the whole idea of how this pocket was going to work, but once I knit it, and used that “knitter’s intuition”, it worked out well! Still have to do the finishing details to add on, but this here is my first pocket. I am chuffed!
I am using The Fibre Company’s Terra yarn in the Nettles colorway. This “nubby” yarn is working well with the reverse stockinette. The fiber has some alpaca in it too, so it will be a cardigan to wear this winter. I am waiting to see if I will have enough yarn to complete… I don’t want to cut corners, so one or two more skeins might be necessary. In the meantime, I am knitting what I’ve got and hoping it will suffice. If not, I should have enough time to order a bit more to finish by the end of the month!
What are you knitting on now?