Oh yeah, I cast on a new sweater.

easeAs soon as I got Paloma off my needles and cast on an Ease for Matt. My gauge is slightly different from the pattern, as mine is 17 sts over 4 inches since I decided to do this on an 8. I made it more masculine by making the neck narrower. To do that without doing much math I started with the numbers for the smallest size and increased until I got the chest size I wanted (about 42 inches).

I was so happy when I got to put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn. Those rows felt like they were taking ages. I’m going to add a few decreases to make the waist a bit narrower than the chest, and I won’t make the ribbing at the hips as long as called for in the pattern. I will also likely omit the rolled sleeve cuffs.

The sweater season continues!

6 thoughts on “Oh yeah, I cast on a new sweater.

  1. I love the colour. Chocolate brown is always a great.

    By the way – I know that you have been knitting for ages and have designed so much already – but I always admire your ability to simply change garmnents the way you need them to be. I still cannot do that comfortably, I’m too scared (and haven’t knit too many garments).

    Have a great weekend!🙂

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