I have been feeling the sweater love lately. I finished my Hoaloha sweater and am almost finished with my Featherweight cardigan so I decided that I must start on a new sweater. Granted that I still have at least another sweater in the works that I haven't touched in way too long, but I did frog two other sweaters.
I had spun yarn for this less is more sweater endeavor and it is soft and fluffy. I discussed it here and here. The colors are a bit "out there" but I really wanted a sweater to wear in the mornings at my desk since it has been a bit chilly.
I balled up one skein of the two on my new ball winder. I am also using my yarn holder since the skein is giant and weighs 8 ounces.
I swatched and came up with the correct gauge with US 8 needles.
I cast on the sweater with US 7 needles for the rolled collar and went to town. I have been catching up on my movie watching in the evenings and have been knitting like crazy.
I finished up the first skein of yarn after finishing the decrease and increase for the body. Now I just need to join and knit another 4 inches or so before changing to the smaller needles and binding off.
I'm holding that in reserve until I knit the sleeves. Second ball of yarn wound and first sleeve stitches picked up.
There is still the i-cord edge for the front edges and the trickiness of adding a zipper closure, but this sweater may be done before Black Sheep Gathering.
The colors are a bit funky, but I really like it.