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.