Wednesday WIP

Making good progress on my Throwback. This really is an easy knit – worsted weight yarn on size 8 needles is knitting up so quickly, and I love the Highland Duo main color yarn. It is so soft and cozy!

As I was working on the colorwork over the weekend, it occurred to me this sweater is a perfect lead-in to the Forest Darkness sweater. It let me practice 1) knitting with three colors per row, and 2) knitting colorwork flat (back and forth, rather than in the round). Those are two skills I will need for the Forest Darkness, which I’ve been stalling on, in spite of having the yarn wound and ready to knit since sometime in January. So hopefully finishing this will give me that last push to get going on Forest Darkness.

21 thoughts on “Wednesday WIP

  1. OK, so now that you are through the yoke, how was working with three colors? I started a sweater and did not mind until I got to the body. What I did not care for was how bulky the yoke was compared to the body. I ripped it out. I am thinking of trying it again, but modifying the body and sleeves to be knit with two strands of yarn held together. What are your thoughts?
    The sweater is GORGEOUS!

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    1. The fabric of the yoke is definitely thicker than the rest of the fabric. I don’t think the gauge is significantly different as I was careful to keep my tension pretty loose – maybe a little too loose. But you can definitely tell the thickness is very different. I’m OK with it, but this is knit with worsted weight, so it’s already definitely a heavier sweater.

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