Making Monday: DownEast

On Friday I frogged the work I had done for The DownEast sweater.  It was only about 4 inches of the collar which I had twisted.  I also had mixed feelings about the size 11 needles. Especially when I read ahead and learned  that the entire sweater would be in the same size. I went down to 10 1/2 and we’ll see how that goes.

This was also my first experience with the tubular cast on, which I really like and may use in a sweater design I’m working on.  We’ll see how I feel about the cast off.


Currently I’m about  ten rows from the sleeve separation and I have hope to get that done today on my way or while waiting at the doctor’s office.  I’ve been trying to post progress daily on Instagram as a method to keep me from shoving the project in a corner for a week.

So far so good.  Here are the first three days of posting.  Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

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There was only about an inch of growth between day two and three, but I figure today will be the big jump.  And once the sleeves are separated the body will pick up speed again.But I’m enjoying the project and will have a great sweater, hopefully in time for Rhinebeck, and if not in time for the next polar vortex.