Already thinking about NaKniSweMo…

Thanks to this post in my blog feed yesterday, my head is already in November, planning to knit a sweater. Sure, according to Ravelry I technically have EIGHT WIPs, but I’m not going to let that stop me from fantasizing. I really thought I would have been working on Blank Canvas by now, but since I had to wait on the yarn and I had yarn for Oshima immediately, Oshima was first. I could do it for NaKniSweMo, but I think I should do something with a bit more panache. I will undoubtedly make Blank Canvas this winter, because I always have a plain stockinette project on the needles, but it will probably not serve as my yearly sweater knitting challenge piece.

I’m thinking that Nanook fits the bill. I already have plenty of yarn for it. I’m thinking this lovely lavender Cascade 220:nakniswemo

I was considering it for Oshima, and swatched a bit, but the dark purple tweed won me over in the end. There are so many gorgeous finished projects for Nanook on Ravelry. It seems flattering on many body types. I’m not sure if I’ll go for the S or M1 size. I can make either with the six skeins I have. Maybe I’ll do the larger chest size and narrow the arms if necessary.

In the meantime, I have at least 2 sneaky projects to finish before November to devote plenty of deserved attention to a new sweater, and I have another sneaky project that should be worked on as much as possible during November when I can. I hate keeping my mouth shut about fun knitting!

Only two days left of my sock sale! Use the code SOCKTOBER to save 30% on any of my sock patterns.

8 thoughts on “Already thinking about NaKniSweMo…

  1. Yes! How could I have forgotten this great sweater challenge. I’ve been seeing some beautiful Nanooks ~ the yarn you’ve chosen is perfect.

  2. Yeahhh I just bought my first pattern ever, will call myself no longer a beginning knitter, cool! I was afraid I couldn’t actually make a pattern that I would buy but think I can by now make these purled toes just bought WOEIII!! you knit up all those socks so fast that this must be a solution for my one sock syndrom 😉

  3. I love Nanook. It’s one of those excellent patterns that looks elegant but feels casual, and that colour would be gorgeous. The only thing about it that I’ve noticed is that the neck sometimes seems stretched out. If I were to make it, I think it’d knit the next one size smaller than the rest of the piece and then increase to the right size elsewhere.

    I really thought this would be the year I did NaKniSweMo, but I didn’t get my act together early enough holiday-knitting wise. Next year. Next year for sure.

  4. This is slightly unfair – I have way too many WIPs on my needles but how can one possibly NOT try the Nanook! Seriously, I am so so tempted … (Love your choice of yarn by the way).)

  5. Cassy!! I didn’t even know this was a thing! I’m going to join you this year! 🙂 I think I’ll do Opera by Elise Dupont seeing as I already have all the yarn I need hiding in the back of the shop 😉 Its not hoarding if you haven’t bought it yet, right?!

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