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#224

I’m super excited to start a sweater, this will be my first time. I’m being a little overzealous and making a sweater for my husband! Now if Fedex can get it together and get me my yarn today!


#225

Meryton on the needles today in a gorgeous 26 micron Austrailian wool in a beautiful Merlot Red. will post picture of yarn later.


#226

I hadn’t joined or even bought the Field Guide because I have a WIP and a real plan for the next one but I had such fun last year with the Carbeth that I was feeling left out. Sooo, to my dismay on February 1st, I downloaded the Guide and here I am thinking of the cardigan with long sleeves and the Elaine cables in a merino cotton blend. OH MY!


#227

Here’s the yarn I’m going to use for the Meryton

absolutely soft as butter.


#228

Looks like the short sleeve cardi is a DK weight, isn’t it?


#229

O.K., you may have just blown my mind - have you pinched up the cable to allow for a shorter beginning circumference, thus allowing you to continue knitting with the longer cable as the circumference increases?


#230

I finished the Ironworks Beret for a warm up for the Calligraphy Cardigan. So excited for this February adventure.


#231

Oh, that’s correct and true. All sweaters are knit at the same gauge though which makes the patterns interchangeable. The DK would make a lighter and looser fabric more suitable for the sleeveless style.


#232

Well done! That color is So Good.


#233

Had to start early- out sick all week so gotta knit! Calligraphy question already- finished yoke at row 47. That’s a right side row. but then “shape back neck” starts with a RS row. What happens in between?


#234

Hmm. It says to continue in St st, so I’d just purl back then begin the short rows.


#235

I did start a few days early. I decided to allow my “not following the instructions to knit through the back loop after the yarn over” to be a design element.


#236

It’s like half a magic loop. And thanks for making my day. xo


#237

I’m also home sick and so excited to get to put in a bit of extra knitting time! Almost halfway through the Baroque chart. I’m using 5mm needles and Machete Shoppe Worsted in Slate, which makes it a lovely fast knit - I love that the Interchange worksheet is adjustable to different gauges. I’m repurposing the yarn from a previous sweater that I’d made the body of and was unhappy with.


#238


I’m on row 10 of a Caligraphy pullover and decided I needed a cookie break. Also switched to Malabrigo Rios from Modern Cotton because I love how soft Malibrigo is after washing.


#239

Only 5 rows in on my Calligraphy Cardi and I am so loving the Julie Asselin Hektos yarn. It is delightfully squishy and my hands are loving it!


#240

Thanks I’m going with that.


#241

Hi, I am new here and fairly new to knitting but decided to be brave and try my first sweater, Yikes! I am going with the Liberty Tree. I haven’t decided on the yarn yet but that is one of my missions for the day.:thinking: I will probably just hang in the background, quietly thumping along, but am hopeful that I will find good advice and fellowship along the way. Talley ho!


#242

So, it’s looking as though I may not get a chance to cast on until tomorrow… :sob: However, I do have a question about converting calligraphy from flat to In the round: it says to cast on stitches to equal to multiple of 14, + 1. I believe I don’t need the +1 to do this pattern in the round? I think the ‘+1’ is for that initial purl stitch at the beginning of each row for the cardigan version which is not needed for a pullover version, but if someone can correct me if I’m wrong, I would appreciate it! Good knitting, everyone!!


#243

You are correct. Multiples of 14 and omit the edge stitch on the chart!