Monday, July 30, 2007

Wool In July?

I know, I know, I must be crazy to start a sweater in July using thick, chunky, 100% wool, but I can't help myself! This yarn I bought is to dye for and so is the pattern! The yarn is so luxurious! It was a real splurge and I'm loving it on my needles! Sooooo soft!The yarn is Soft Chunky by Wenlan Chia. The pattern is from her Big City Knits book. There are a lot of great looking patterns in there but I decided to go with the Karate Sweater.oooo, I hope this turns out - I'm sure I'll get a lot of wear out of it!

FYI - I must say that Big City knits seems to have a lot of errors. There is a whole page of them here. Plus, I already found this error on my pattern repeat.It has to be a mistake… as you can see I'm going for the P2tog on the wrong sides. Looks pretty good so far, hope there are no more errors in this pattern!


knitserland said...

Great looking sweater! I love the natural color you choose. Gosh, you'll be done with this one fast.

That's too many errors for one book. I can understand a typo here and there but that looks like they rewrote parts of patterns. And then you found a non-corrected error on top of that! Very frustrating!

I'm certainly not going to judge you for knitting a sweater in July:) Beside, tomorrow is the first of August and by September in Michigan it's possible to NEED a sweater. So the way I look at it, you're just preparing a few weeks in advance.

Denise said...

That yarn looks lovely. There's nothing wrong with getting a head start on your winter knits;-)
I live in central TX so it's not that often I need winter woolies! I'm usually still wearing t-shirts in December!
I love the pictures you share.

Mandy said...

I will be very interested to see your sweater. I was really not into that Big City knits for two reasons: 1. chunky yarn + not petite girl... 2. all the sizes seemed really really small!
However, I've seen a few knits from this book that turn out really cute and inviting.
I just can't wait to see your version.

Galadriel Thompson said...

If you were my sister I would demand that you make me one of those for Christmas!

Bea said...

Great choice of yarn and pattern! That's a bummer about all the errors in the book, I can't wait to see how it turns out, I bet it will be super cute!

Ashley said...

That yarn looks so chunk and comfy! I pulled some of my first merino handspun from the yarn pile last night and made an EZ snail hat. Your yarn reminds me of mine, but mine is a 2ply. Either way, it is like knitting with clouds, right?? I'll have a picture of my hat up soon. I think it is going to be sent off to this gracious woman who sewed me a second pair of pants (for free!) when the first wound up missing in transit!