A new knit

Remember that chunky cardigan I got swindled into making by Dave’s friend…?

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Well, I finally started it. It doesn’t look like much, but it’s knit in one piece so that’s the back and two fronts on that needle.

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It’s the East Hale cardigan, though I’m modifying it to have buttons, instead of a zipper. It’s a chunky yarn, so in theory, it should knit up fast. But the yarn, as I expected, is horrible! It’s like knitting with thick twine. It itches my hands just in the knitting – to me it’s going to be absolutely unwearable, but it’s what the friend wants so…

I’ve started it now so that even if I can’t work on it steadily, I should be able to finish it in time for fall for him.

Wish me luck!

11 thoughts on “A new knit

  1. I do like that pattern. The yarn that Vera sent me for the blanket is chunky and I don’t usually work with it because it always feels clunky but this doesn’t. It’s Knit Picks and it’s SO soft and a joy to knit up. I hope you find some enjoyment in knitting the sweater. It would be a shame to spend that much time making something you dislike.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  2. Araignee

    Good luck! He must be quite the guy to be able to wear itchy wool. I suppose if you put enough layers under it you can wear anything. That’s how I deal with my Lopi sweaters and I have to admit they are the warmest things in the world when you are out in the cold and damp. You can’t beat them for snow.

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  3. Shirley Elliott

    The pattern and yarn color are lovely. What a challenge to deal with yarn that feels so unpleasant. Hope the end result is worth the effort. I think Dee had the best advice.

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