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!
This already looks amazing. And I am quite jealous that you'll get to see Rhinebeck ;-)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much! I had a few difficulties starting the sweater but once I worked out the kinks I've been cruising along. I'm so excited to be going to Rhinebeck! There will definitely be a long post or two about it when I get back.Delete
Looks great! One of my dreams is to go to Rhinebeck...lucky you.ReplyDelete
I decided last year after seeing everyone who went, I had to go. This is the first year and I'm really excited to be going with the group of ladies from my shop!Delete
Looks absolutely amazing! So looking forward to seeing more!!ReplyDelete
You're so sweet! So far everything is going very smoothly, I had a hiccup in the beginning but now I'm not worried. I just need to work on it a bit everyday.Delete
Gorgeous sweater Sierra. I just sent you a little note over on Ravelry because of course you won the heavy weight yarn category. Shoot me your mailing address so I can get your prize yarn! Keep up the good knitting. xoxo Andrea @ This Knitted LifeReplyDelete
Yay! Thanks for hosting such a fun competition! I sent you a message back with my address. I'm enjoying working on my sweater and excited to keep going!Delete
This is absolutely stunning!! I love your yarn choice for this pattern, and your cables are so beautiful! What a lovely, cozy sweater this will be!ReplyDelete
That is so sweet of you! Thanks so much! I'm loving the stitch definition of the yarn, it's going to be the perfect winter coat.Delete