That’s Camp Loopy Project 2 for those not participating. This month, we were tasked with knitting a “popular” pattern, defined as having either 1,000 projects or more or as being queued 1,000 times or more. My choice, Rosamund’s Cardigan from Interweave Knits Fall 2009 Issue, meets both, with 1,089 projects and over 3,000 queues. We also had to use at least 500 yards. I’m using Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd Worsted in the Great Lakes colorway. I bought 4 skeins which totals 1,000 yards.
Here’s my progress so far:
See that little bit of yarn left? That’s the end of my second skein. I have two more skeins and I sure hope I have enough to lengthen the body some. I don’t want the somewhat cropped look of the original. I’m also considering knitting the bottom edge using the cable, but I may stick with the ribbing as written.
If I have to, I’ll buy another skein when it’s time to order yarn for Project 3. Everyone is expecting it to require over 800 yards. We’ll see!
Now…take a closer look at the picture. See the collar? On the left edge (as you are looking at the picture) I missed a cable cross. It’s so visible and is driving me crazy! Not enough to rip out the entire sweater though. I discovered it when I was well past the armholes. Friends at my knitting group suggested I cinch it in some and I think that might work. We’ll see!
Tiger says, “And you thought I wouldn’t fit in this box. Hrmph.”