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FO: DownEast Sweater

Eleven days later  and I have a finished sweater for. Which is pretty awesome.  I still have to weave in the ends and block the sweater but done! Done is always good.  I actually have progress for the end of every day via instagram.

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I think this is the end of  the high speed sweater knitting but I’m entering this winter with three new sweaters, and am actually wearing my Artichoke French today.   Next up shall be all the sock weight sweaters.


Oh and I did finally block the Rocky Coast.


Now to prepare all my knitting for sitting in panels at NYCC. The combination of compact, interesting, and easy. I’m aiming for hats.

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.