Hey all! Last week I was knitting like crazy trying to finish this sweater in time to share on Friday. However, I ended up binding off the last few stitches at 12:07 AM on Saturday but I knit this sweater in 12 days. 12 DAYS!!! I’m so ready for winter and colder weather all I want to do is knit warm and cozy garments.
I used Knit Picks Brava which is about the most inexpensive yarn you can purchase in a wide variety of colors. It is acrylic but it suits this purpose very well. I wanted a sweater that I could wash a lot. I plan to wear it with my pajama pants all winter. Someday I’d like to knit a nice sweater with a rustic yarn but it’s just not in the budget for now. I spent about $15.00 on this yarn and the rustic yarn I would buy is about $115.00 plus shipping and tax. I could knit about 7 inexpensive sweaters for that price not to mention keeping myself entertained for that much longer.
- RECIPIENT: me
- PATTERN: Flax by Tin Can Knits
- SIZE: Large
- STARTED: August 6th
- COMPLETED: August 18th
- YARN: Knit Picks Brava in the shade of Asphalt Heather
- YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 1313 yards/600 grams
- NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US 7
- MODIFICATIONS/NOTES: I omitted the garter panel on the sleeves and I added an extra inch to the sleeves and an extra two inches to the body
This is the third sweater that I’ve knit with this pattern! Each time I’ve changed it a little.
the first sweater knit as directed
the second sweater I omitted the garter panel and added the stripes
This is our last week of summer break and we are going to be busy. We’ve got to update vaccines for Meningitis. We’ve got an open house and pictures. We need to finish shopping… ugh shoe shopping with kids. If that’s not enough I plan to do fall cleaning in the kids rooms. How in the world do their closests get so messy?
I hope you all have a great, happy and productive week 😻☕️ Missy