Day 14

Technically, these pictures are from Day 13 of NaKniSweMo, taken mid-day in some weird lighting, but whatever. I might be an inch further along. Nanook is growing! nanook-3-3I made the sleeves a little longer than written in the pattern. I think I went about 4 cm extra before working the ribbing. This length allows me to fold back the cuff to get them out of my way: nanook-2-3Or leave them unrolled for a little more snuggly warmth: nanook-6I love when sleeves go over the ends of my hands just a little bit. That extra inch or so seems so much warmer.

I’ll probably be adding at least 2 inches to the length. The beauty of this project is that I can try it on at every step and stop exactly where I want. I’ve added a little waist shaping in the back that wasn’t part of the pattern. At about 6.5 inches I decreased using ssks and k2togs mirrored about 10 sts in on each side. I repeated that twice more with 4 rows between decreases. I’m doing the front decreases at a slower pace, since I’m adding length. I’m adding 4 rows between each front decrease to what’s specified in the pattern. I can’t wait to wear this!

10 thoughts on “Day 14

  1. Wow, so beautiful! I almost started a sweater in honor of NoKniSweMo but I couldn’t wait to cast on the yarn I had waiting for a Hitch (Brooklyn Tweed). So sad… Maybe next year.

    This is great. I have seen the pattern a few times but wasn’t sure how I would like it. I especially love your choice of 220. I am always encouraged by your projects in my favorite bargain yarn!

  2. You always take great pictures! I’d wondered about the fronts of this sweater and never knit it due to them, but this picture is making me rethink that. Also, cozy sleeves are all I ever knit. Long sleeves are like my “Linus” blanket.

  3. Gorgeous! I love the way this is fitting you too. I’m always a little wary of swing-front cardigans, but this is gorgeous and looks like it will be super flattering.

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