I found a sweet little package on my front porch this morning. This is what was inside:
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in Wine
It’s beautiful and smells like fresh-cut grass and there are 12 skeins of it. Why did I order so much yarn, you ask?
In an unprecedented move of knitting bravado, I have cast caution aside and will be attempting to knit My First Sweater.
After having contemplated sweater knitting for some time now, I told myself that when the right pattern came along I would go for it. And by “right” I mean a pattern that isn’t too fussy and requires little or no seaming-I have very small amounts of patience for sewing my knitted items together.
The first sweater I saw that met these requirements is contained in the Winter 07 issue of Interweave Knits. It is the Citrus Yoke Pullover on page 53; if you don’t happen to have this issue, you can see photos of it here. The sweater is knit in the round, so there will be absolutely no seaming, sewing, or other fussing required! Over the past couple of weeks, I have been searching for an appropriate yarn substitution as the suggested yarn, GGH Apsen, is a little pricey for me. Thanks to my fellow Ravelers for suggesting the Knit Picks Wool of the Andes; I was able to get all 12 skeins for $47, and free shipping to boot!
So I’m all set to get started. Here’s the yarn again
And the needles I bought to knit it with
And one handsome cat named Spike.
Wish me luck!