I’m trying to solve the mystery of the extra stitch today. For some reason (and without any clear evidence of migration) a stitch has moved from a stockinette panel in my sweater to my cabling pattern. I know that during the first cable pattern repeat I had the right number of stitches, so, at some point during the past few inches the switch happened. I am a grump-a-saurus, and need to do some counting.
I am mighty pleased, though. I’ve knit about seven inches since Wednesday afternoon on a piece of fabric that’s about 42 inches long. Isn’t that amazing? There is now a piece of fabric that’s almost 300 inches square, and that’s all my doing.
I absolutely love the Lamb’s Pride Superwash as well. The cables are so crisp and clean-looking, and I love the sheen of the yarn in the sunlight. It has that perfect heathered look that I love, and the colour variation in the yarn is so clean and clear. Don’t you see those lovely blues and purples and yellows in the yarn? Gorgeous.
It’s a pretty stretch of knitting, isn’t it? Well, there you go. As promised, beautiful pictures of my soon-to-be sweater.
It’s cool, too, how quickly this is knitting up compared to the first attempt. I know that I spent a good week sketching out the cable pattern and another week just trying to figure out what kind of stitch pattern would fit the back best, but heck – getting so far ahead in the first week of knitting feels awesome.
Now here are my kittens!