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)


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.


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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