It Begins (again)

I have cast on for Tux Cardigan V. 2.0,in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes,main color:Fern. This time,I’m following the Stitch ‘N Bitch “Go Everywhere,Go-With-Everything Cardigan”pattern. Tux will be rendered in intarsia on the back. For measurements,I’m cribbing from my favorite hoodie.

Knitting this cardigan will require miles and miles of stockinette. The back is broken up by the thrill of intarsia,but I’m going to have to think of a little something to do on the sleeves and front panels,or I will surely go insane. I don’t know how Wendy does it, she’s knitting a Bohus sweater,mostly stockinette,in teeny tiny needles. (2mm!!!)

Mine won’t take quite as long as Wendy’s bohus sweater. Once I get going,I knit pretty loosely –I find it more pleasant when the stitches slide easily along the needle. I usually run somewhere between 4 and 4.5 stitches to the inch with Wool of the Andes on 6mm needles. (Knits up faster that way,too!)

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