Pattern: Demi by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool, 2 skeins
Started: June 19, 2011
Finished: July 8, 2011
I know I’ve said it a thousand times by now, but holy crap this sweater knitted up so fast!
I’d been wanting to make it for ages but I’d never made a cabled sweater before and thought I should get some practice by working on a free pattern before spending money on something I might decide was too hard.
Yeah, in retrospect, that was a really backwards plan. Mostly because the free “practice” pattern turned out to be Beatnik, which was so much harder. And in the end, I got Vintage Knits from the library and didn’t pay a penny for the Demi pattern anyway.
This pattern though! I love it. It’s one of those patterns that’s just hard enough to not be monotonous but still doable without checking the charts every other row, which is a good thing because the charts in the book are tiny. Anyway, the point is I’m pretty sure this pattern is magical because every time I sat down to knit, I would suddenly look down and notice that I’d cranked out several inches in an impossibly short amount of time.
No, seriously. It’s like fairies jump out and knit for me while I’m not paying attention.