If The Sweater Fits…

Keep on knitting!

I started Wicked on Sunday afternoon. I cast on 128 stitches on size 6 needles to keep the cables nice and neat and the neckline a little more pulled in.  The pattern calls for a 32″ circular needle for the body, but there was no way my 128 stitches would fit around that circumference.  So I knit the first few rows flat, then joined it and worked it with some of the cord pulled out for several increases.  This left a little gap at the back of the neck that I’ll have to go back and seam up.

The front and back of the neck:

wicked-cables (truest color in top photo)

wicked-gap1

After the cables I switched to size 7 needles.  It’s a little smaller than the recommended gauge, but I like the texture of the stockinette fabric.  I have been cruising through the increases for the arms.  Last night at knitting group I got to the point where I was able to put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn and start knitting the body.  Then this morning I was very excited to put the body on waste yarn and try it on.  Drumroll, please….

wicked-fittingIt fits!  I cannot believe how quickly this is knitting up.  Of course, it helps that I haven’t been working on anything else and love this yarn like a yuppie loves gelato (“Look Marilyn, mojito gelato!”).  It’s my goal to have this baby finished by Thanksgiving.  Two weeks to go!

Happy knitting this weekend.

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11 thoughts on “If The Sweater Fits…

  1. WOW! It is looking AWESOME! Keep up the good work! I should have done a sweater like this for my first time. I think I would have a better relationship with sweaters.

  2. It’s looking great! The yarn is really pretty, and I think it was really clever of you to choose a top-down pattern for your first sweater – it’s so reassuring to be able to check that it fits. Go you!

  3. I am insanely jealous. This sweater is gorgeous and I’ve had the pattern sitting in my stash (somewhere) for almost a year and haven’t managed to cast on for it. I think it’s going on the top of the list for the new year.

    Great job and excellent yarn choice!

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