I signed up for a 4 week “My Favorite Sweater” knitting class at Fancy Tiger. So. Exciting.
I arrived at the store a few minutes early to choose my yarn and buy the rest of the necessary supplies. Emily, the instructor, recommended Cascade Eco Wool and I needed 600-800 yards. Fully prepared to spend a shit ton of money on yarn (even briefing JJ ahead of time with, “You know I need to buy yarn for my sweater class” he just looked at me. Anyway.) I was surprised that the Eco Wool was only $15 for like 400 yards! And I don’t know why this surprises me, but I chose green. *Sigh* Thanks Army!
We knit a gauge swatch, counted stitches, took measurements, cast on and knit. Emily taught us a bunch of techniques and laid out how the class was going to progress. Magic Loop, who knew! I had heard of the technique, but even the internet videos were a bit confusing. But Emily took her time and explained to each of us how this method was the best way to knit in the round and fit as we go.
And so we started.
And so I made it through my collar, and into the shoulder increases. And I don’t know why I didn’t use the bar increase (kf&b) that Emily taught, I was doing a M1R and M1L. Which looked like crap.
So, I’ve ripped this out and started mid-neck over. *sigh* I’m pretty far along now, making a few mistakes and having to tink back a row. But its starting to look like a real, live sweater!
Day 2 is tomorrow night!
- Magic Loop
- Loop Cast on
- Bar Increase (kf&b)
- gauge swatch
- counting stitches