Monday, April 9, 2018

That's not a hat

Nope, it's not. Isn't that wild? After three months (14 weeks to be precise) of knitting nothing but hats, I cast on for a sweater.
Why? Well, I was out of hat knitting yarn. That's one reason.
But I knew this would happen soon and could have popped in to a shop to pick some up a few skeins last week.
I didn't.
So I guess I wanted to force myself to step aside from the hat knitting and make something else for a change. I am way ahead with my goal of one hat each week (I finished #20 this weekend - I am way behind in taking pictures and blogging about those hats though) so I guess I have some time before I really need to get on with it.

Anyway. A sweater. No real pattern, just a stitch pattern for the ajour (lace? is there a difference?). I'm going to be winging the rest of the design (oh my!).
The yarn is this yarn that was previously this sweater that is way too wide for me now. I hardly ever wore it anymore and I thought that was a waste of that expensive yarn (a birthday gift - I usually buy the cheap stuff). So I frogged it last year and I've been thinking about what to knit with it ever since. Started a shawl, realized I never wear shawls (so that would still be a waste of yarn), frogged it again, searched for patterns and finally decided to make up my own.
Here's hoping that this sweater will work out the way I think it will...

Linking up with Jeannie Gray Knits' Makers' Monday


  1. Impressive! I've modified most of the sweater patterns I've knit but I've never had the courage to completely wing it.

    1. I have done it before, but I'm not sure I will succeed this time. I already frogged it twice...

  2. Yay for a sweater instead of a hat but I know you will be knitting more hats once you get more yarn.

    1. I'm actually constantly thinking about hats. A sweater may be too much for me these days...