According to my Ravelry project entry on this, I cast on this sweater on November 24, 2011. My enthusiasm for this complicated twisted stitch behemoth waxed and waned over the course of five years, but I was always sure I would finish it eventually.
Due in 3 days. 2 projects in progress. This seems totally fine. Like the Autumn Rose, this is a mini version of a sweater I really enjoyed making for myself way back when. The original pattern is adult sized, and calls for Tanis Fiber Arts Aran Weight. So to create a baby version, I used fingering weight and US 2 needles and the stitch numbers for the fourth size.
Seven months later, I can finally check this sweater off my list. I knit the final rounds of the last sleeve this morning, and spent the afternoon weaving in the ends. This was summer cottage knitting back in July 2014. I got the body and yoke done, and liked the look so well, I cast on Yellow Yoke Sweater right afterwards. These colours really sing together - I barely applied my usual basic photo editing to these shots, and had to back off the settings because the colours are so vibrant together.
I am not counting these towards the #40W20T project, despite the fact that one could argue hats are the very definition of articles that go on top. But I feel it would be cheating. Besides, I still think I can make this crazy thing work, despite having about 14 days to finish 6 more items. Half those days I don't even have work! I could probably even make more than... No. I'll stop there.
The first time I knit this sweater, I fell in love with the colourwork chart and I knew I would want to knit it again. I was proud of myself for knitting it, but the fit of the adult sweater, designed by Eunny Jang, didn't suit me at all, and I rarely wore it. Like a lot of other knitters, I found the tight sleeves made me hot, and the low scoop neck made me look kind of, uh... flat.
I started working on this sweater way back in August. It was my travel knitting in Portugal, where my sister got married. As usual, it was the sleeves that slowed my down. The body's been pressed and steeked and ready to go for months. The patterns here are from Nancy Bush's Folk Knitting in Estonia. The pattern I lifted them from is called Liidia's Gloves.