My knitting projects of the last few months have been a short string of disappointments due to sizing. Andrew’s holiday sweater will fit him great when he’s 18 or 20, and Caroline’s holiday sweater fit me. Literally. Clearly, I was in need of a win – a project that didn’t feel like a waste of time and good yarn.
It is a birthday tradition of mine to knit myself a sweater in January. I generally plan to start at the beginning of the month so that it is finished by the big day, but being the busy mom that I am, I ended up starting it just a few days shy of February. (I also still haven’t gotten around to baking my birthday cake but don’t worry, I’ll get to it eventually.) I was glad that despite having minimal time to devote to it, this piece knit up pretty quickly and didn’t require much thought on my part.
This was exactly the knit I needed at exactly the right time. If you’re a beginning knitter considering your first sweater, this would be a perfect choice. The construction is simple with almost no special knowledge needed to complete the garment, and the circular yoke in particular is a brilliant blend of form and function.
I have knit with this yarn before and man, do I love it. It is so soft with just a hint of fuzz to the finished fabric. The final sweater is warm and cozy, a perfect basic to get me through the end of the cold weather.