February Sweater

I took a great trip to Florida with my family on February 1st.  Lucky me…I got to cast on for the February sweater in the peace and quiet of a crowded airport while waiting for a delayed airplane.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I was really lucky to be getting out at all.  The “storm of the century” was slamming Chicago and the East coast.  Tons of flights were canceled so we were really lucky to be only delayed.
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The delay gave me a chance to finish the ribbing before we even took off!
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February Delay

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I decided to knit the whole sweater on size 10 needles.  The yarn (Rowan Sheep Breeds Chunky) seemed a bit to small to bump up to the 10.5.  I am pleased with it.  I like the decrease and increase in the back.  I hope it lays flat when it is finished though.
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February shaping

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up to arms

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I am knitting the sleeves now.  Am doing it magic loop.  Time to master that silly technique once and for all.
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Just to prove to you that I was really in Florida…
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Darn Knit Anywhere Darth !

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3 Responses to “February Sweater”

  1. Elise says:

    That shaping looks great! I am keeping an eye on how you do with this sweater. I haven’t tried the pattern yet, but it looks great so far!

  2. Lisa says:

    I started my owls bright and early on Feb 1st only to rip it after three rows because I twisted it. 🙁 But I got it right the second time, and am well on my way. I ended up getting a 10.5 to do the body and am glad I did. I am loving the color yarn I got. Gotta go knit now…

  3. Nadia says:

    The bulk in the back is helped a little when you split the front and back — the stitches split evenly between the two, so a few of the extras from the back wind up on the front, so there are no, well, back boobs, for lack of a better term!

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