So we're in a sort of "long stretch" part of the Latvian-Dreaming sweater. But I just wanted to post something to remind you that you can start this any time and that I haven't forgotten about the project (it is in fact, basically my own project at the moment).
So here's the plan:
1. The project materials (PDF chart, excel file with a more modifiable copy of the chart, a read me file explaining how to read the chart) are located here. Download them now! 2. Obtain yarn. Fingering weight to DK, in two colors. You'll probably need a chunk more of the background/darker color. I'm bad at predicting this. I got about 1425 yards of each color, but I had the end of a skein leftover from a previous project of the background color. I think this should be enough, and I anticipate significant leftovers. This also depends a lot on factors like your gauge and any resizing. 3. Determine your gauge and the number of stitches that you need to get a sweater that you fits you. Hope that your number is close to 340. If it's a bit smaller, don't sweat it, if it's a bit bigger, add a couple of stitches at each underarm before stitch 1 on the chart. If it's more or more than a few stitches less, (read this](http://tychoish.com/posts/strategies-for-upsizing/). 4. If you want a ribbing cast on 320 and knit in two color ribbing for a couple of inches, then knit a row in the background color and increase to 340 like so. And/or adjust. 5. If you don't want a ribbing, or want to think about about it yet, provisionally cast on 340 (or however many number of stitches you need) and begin knitting the pattern in the next row. 6. Ignore anything I said previously about 344 stitches. My fault. 7. After you've increased, begin knitting the pattern, following the chart, and the instructions for chart knitting included with the chart. You'll be doing this for a long time. 8. Ask any questions you still have. (Before you ask about making a cardigan, read this.) 9. Keep knitting. Other than follow the chart, I'm not doing anything until the sweater is 12 inches long. This is 3 inches from the underarm point. I'll get to what happens here in an upcoming post.
Knit in good health!