Mitten Sweater

Note: I tried to post this earlier today, but was thwarted by something or other. I'm off to write one last entry today, which you'll probably read in much quicker succession than I expected you would anyway. Enjoy.

So I'm making a mitten sweater. Which is to say that, I'm using a Latvian Mitten Pattern for a sweater.

I'm doing a couple of things that are not particularly typical for me:

  1. I'm using a sport weight merino yarn. Not only this, it's a generally available sport weight merino yarn. Made by Louet. I typically make stranded sweaters out of fingering weight yarn, and I typically use yarns that aren't particularly commonly available. Weaving yarns, mostly.
  2. I'm knitting (most) of the sleeves before I start on the body. This is because I'm making an EPS-style sweater. That is, Elizabeth (Zimmerman's) Percentage System, and it's a nifty/brilliant way of making sweaters in one piece. The one I'm aiming for is the a saddle shouldered sweater. it's going to be (another) cardigan, and I think it'll be nifty.
    • I have the first sleeve done, and have about 4 inches done on the second sleeve. My goal is to get the second sleeve off of the double pointed needles before I start the body.
    • I'd say that about a quarter of my sweaters are EPS sweaters, but I almost always cheat and knit the sleeves from the shoulder down, by provisionally casting on the sleeve stitches, because I had an aversion to knitting sleeves, but I'm working on getting over it.

And it's fun knitting. I'll get pictures at some point.

In other knitting news, I'm sewing down the hem's on the morocco sweater. I have the neck, the bottom, and most of one sleeve. I'm not in a rush, and I have to remember to not judge this sweater until after the wet block, because I fear that the sewing job looks a little sloppy, but I think it's going to be fine in the end. So close.

Anyway, I'm off. I think I have enough writing to write about that I'll have another post to day. Fathom that.

Onward and Upward!

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