As I talked about in my last post I'm participating in multiple KALs this summer. Two that I'm participating in are double dip, the Summer Sweater KAL and This Knitted Life Olympic KAL that just finished up with the Olympics Closing Ceremonies. My sweater for the KALs is Chimney Fire by Melissa J. Goodale using Blarney Woollen Mills, Aran Weight, yarn I bought in Ireland!
I bought this yarn specifically for this pattern, I needed to have a cabled sweater as a reminder of my trip to Ireland. I'm working on this sweater specifically for October because I'm going to Rhinebeck! Ahhhh! So excited! This is the sweater that I wanted to be able to show off at this fabulous fiber festival.
I had to make a few adjustments once I swatched. I was knitting with the recommended needle (US 8) and gauging a bit large, to adjust I went down a pattern size. I was a tad worried about fit but so far it's perfect. For the Olympics KAL I focused more on heavy weight yarns which means I made it through the arms and part way into the body in 16 days! I'm definitely going to make my October deadline.
I'll write another post in a week updating on my progress. Once my tallies are done more details will be shared about the TKL Olympics KAL!