April 27, 2021
Sundays are the day when I try to set things up so that the train will keep chugging along the track all week, and also when I try to spend some time working on projects, so they, too, keep moving.
Last week, I was relieved to have worked Water Bearer to the point where the tricky bits were mostly complete. I'd marked my pattern with a key to the "at the same time" tasks left to accomplish, but the (top-down, contiguous shoulder) sweater was joined under the armscyes, and I'd worked several inches of the body.
And that's when I realized that when I'd waffled over which size I wanted to make, I hadn't clearly marked up the pattern. And so, at various points, I'd used numbers from BOTH sizes. And as a result, I had different numbers of stitches for the LEFT lapel, as compared to the RIGHT lapel.
I stared at the sweater for awhile. I mean, *I* hadn't noticed for all that time, right? It was more than I could abide, though--even though there are at least two more sweaters I desperately want to cast on, but not before finishing the body of this one, at least.
I sighed. I like knitting. I like brioche--a lot. I like a challenging pattern, and non-standard construction. And sometimes you have to take more than one swing at the ball. So I pulled it all out, and I started again. (And for what it is worth, it's all much clearer this time, and I found a completely different error.)
It will be okay. It smarted a little, but I think this sweater and I will be friends in the end.
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Berroco's Summer Sesame is a variation on the original Sesame--still tweedy, still gently self-striping, but this time in a cotton blend. There are seven tempting patterns designed for this yarn, but consider the patterns for Sesame, too--in addition to knit and crochet patterns, there's also a pattern for a woven scarf.
Did you know that April 30th is National Bubble Tea Day? No? Me, neither. However, designer Casapinka is in the mood to mark the occasion with a free pattern offer with purchase of the DK weight yarn to knit the pattern. We've assembled kits for NONCHO from three of our favorite DKs--Murky Depths Neptune DK, Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, and Malabrigo Arroyo--and between 3-color and 2-color versions in seven sizes, there are a range of price points.
You will receive a free pattern code for use on Ravelry, when you purchase yarn between today and Saturday at 6 pm PST, and the code must be redeemed on Ravelry before the end of the day on Sunday.
The pattern is straightforward stockinette, which just a dash of texture, some stripes, and some chevron shaping to keep things interesting! Take a look at the yarn possibilities here.
Proof that while Waterbearer is somehow smaller than it was last week, it is still a going concern!
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