Slog

Right now, I only have one project on needles.  One!  I can’t believe it.  And because I’m continually slipping it off of needles onto waste yarn to check the sizing, it’s not exactly a mindless knit.  Bazzy is horrified at my lack of productivity.

Doesn’t he look concerned?  My fingers are itching, and I’m scared of actually finishing my sweater up.  That means that I need to plunk my posterior down and pick out something to knit.  I think it may end up being a snood or cowl, but I’m not 100% sure.  There’s also a neckerchief pattern I want to try, and oh, don’t I need more socks?  Oh gosh!

Regardless, I’ve been doing some back shaping on my current sweater.

I placed stitch markers (also known as “green paperclips”) to divvy up one half of the sweater into thirds.  Then, I started to decrease as follows:

Round 1: K until 3 stitches before 1st marker, ssk, k1, sm, k1, k2tog, k until 3 stitches before 1st marker, ssk, k1, sm, k2tog, k until the end of round.

Rounds 2 & 3: Knit.

I’ve repeated those rounds six times, leaving me with 24 stitches decreased.  My gauge is 24 stitches/4 inches, so I’m hoping it’ll lead to a nicely shaped back.  I’m planning on slipping everything onto waste yarn so I can determine how long I should knit before I start increasing again.

I’m pretty excited about customizing this sweater and making it awesome.  My cats are on the lookout for my next project, though.

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One response to “Slog

  1. Loving the colors! As for future projects, I say go for the snood. Ever since your comment on my cowl rant, I’ve been a bit obsessed with them. (I actually had to look it up, not knowing what “snood” was.)

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