I’ve been planning to put a bunch of my stash up on eBay over Thanksgiving weekend. I have more than I’ll ever knit, and while it’s all really good stuff, some of it I just have no interest in using at this point.
I’ve had two cashmere cones from School Products that I just didn’t know what to do with. They were a great buy, but I just don’t know what to do with them. So I considered putting them on eBay.
Then last night I got inspired to make a sweater for me out of at least one of them. I’ve been wanting to make a big, cushy, weekend kind of sweater for a while now. You know the kind — minimal shaping, loose, the kind you could tuck your knees under while watching a movie.
The cashmere seemed perfect.
I swatched and washed and wow! Huge difference after it was washed. It fluffed up and the gauge grew from 4.5 to 4spi. I suspect it will get even softer with some conditioner.
The washed swatch is on top. I think you can slightly tell the difference. In person it’s much more dramatic.
I cast on for a wide-necked top-down raglan. Very basic, with just a simple 2×2 cable done every 4 rows at the raglans. I may taper the sides in about 2 inches at the waist and then go back out. But that’s it. Just a big ol comfy sweater to wear for years to come.
Oh…the challenge? I’d like to finish this before working on anything else. If I work on just this sweater I think I can get it done
Soon. I’ll finish it soon.