The start of sleeves

This week’s goal was to get to the major increases on my dolman sleeve cardigan. The only impediment I had to reaching my goal was the weather. It was absolute stinker of a week in Melbourne, with hot days, hot nights, crowded trains and general (in my mind, justified) moaning about the weather. Knitting in this weather wasn’t fun, and I did question my sanity many times, but I plugged along and juuuuust made it to the major increases yesterday.

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The upside to spending a lot of time working on the cardigan is now I really know the pattern. I’d mentioned before that it was a fairly easy pattern to remember, but it turns out I was lying a little bit. I found the basic structure easy to remember, but there are two mirrored twisted stitches close to one another that I had a lot of trouble committing to memory. I’m still occasionally having to rework the twists, but a lot less often than I was earlier in the week.

Now I can start to see the sleeves coming along on the cardigan, I want to keep going. So, next week’s non-binding, no consequences goal is to finish the sleeves. That does mean working on 224 stitch rows, but it’s at least going to be a lot cooler this week. Small mercies and all that.


2 Responses to “The start of sleeves”

  1. kgirlknits Says:

    oh, like you – I could have wept (and possibly did!) at that first cool breeze heralding the change!!

    good luck with your goal this week. I think everyone is just a little bit more refreshed and optimistic now that we aren’t sweltering, so I think you will get there ;)

  2. Lynne Says:

    So, did you get lots of weird looks? Or were you too busy knitting to notice?

    Good luck with this week’s goals (although this week is all but over!)

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