Pattern: Beatnik by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Barn Red, 6 skeins (I think)
Started: March 12, 2011
Finished: June 24, 2011
For a while I didn’t think I was actually going to finish this sweater. This is by far the most complicated sweater project I’ve done yet. I’m blaming the fact that nearly every damn line of the chart has a cable or three so it’s impossible to memorize.
I’ve gotten to the point where I can crank out quite a few inches of knitting in a night after work, but I came to a grinding halt with this sweater for a few weeks because the most I could finish in one night was one pattern repeat. It was far too complex to bring as a travel project, what with having to check the chart every few stitches. And once I’ve finished the back panel I just couldn’t bring myself to jump into doing it all over again for the front.
But now, it’s done! And it’s glorious.
And thank god it fits, or there would’ve been weeping.