I faced facts last week and decided that while I like my olympic sweater, it is not meant to be for these olympics. I was finally able to cast on for the Falk version on Wednesday, so there’s just no way it’s going to happen. Rather than torture myself with it, I’m just going to pick it up and knit on it periodically.
Oh! I owe you all a big thank you regarding the alpaca allergy post. I think washing a swatch to see how I react is a great idea. I will give that a try. For now I’m sorta annoyed with the yarn, so it will go in a bag in the stash for now.
While working on getting the Falk yarn I cast on for a new sweater. I’m using Stampato. I *love* this yarn! It’s one of the stretchiest, bounciest yarns I’ve ever used. Plus, the colorway is so versatile. It’s made up of 6 plies, most of them are black. But there’s also a gray/white ply that seems to vary from gray to white to black — giving it a tweed effect.
view a closeup of the yarn
I’m doing a bottom-up in-the-round raglan — a pretty basic sweater. I’m planning on doing a V neck with a slit below the V (I don’t know what that’s called) and some slightly belled sleeves.
I got the yarn in the sale bin at Rosie’s a couple weeks ago. I bought all they had but I’m a bit concerned about yardage. So, once I complete the body I’m going to do a provisional cast on of the sleeve stitches and knit the yoke. Then, I’ll pick up the provisional stitches and knit the sleeves down. Once I’m done with the yoke I’ll split the remaining yarn in half and use it to knit each sleeve. No worries about running out of yarn, and I maximize the possibility of getting long sleeves (which I’d really like for this sweater).