I am lusting over this sweater, and was wondering if conventional wisdom says that this is something that is too advanced for me. I can knit, purl, increase, decrease, and read a pattern, so it shouldn’t be TOO hard, right?
Knitty’s description calls it “tangy” and for those who are “tired of squares” which sounds about right, even though I haven’t done too much yet. I was getting tired of a scarf by the time I finished, and this blanket - I am forcing myself to the halfway point so hopefully the momentum will carry me through the slow part of the second half.
To add to the fun, I am oh-so-tempted to mess with the pattern. I’m, erm, ridiculously big-busted for my frame (120 lbs, 34D) and something like this - if it fits my bust it looks like I’m concealing a pregnancy. I’d like to make it in size small until the increasing rows, and then add in an extra 13 stitches (why 13? not sure) over the 20 rows of increasing to make the bust a medium. I know it’s probably better to just make it a darn size medium, but what if it hangs funny? Frog it?
Am I way off the mark here? I think a big part of why I’m bored, bored, bored with garter stitch and bulky rib knit is because it’s the SAME. I think a pretty little easy pattern that is almost constantly changing might just be what the doctor ordered. Has anybody else jumped in with both feet and not had it go horribly wrong?
I’m in a warm part of the country, so scarves and shawls are out, socks and DPNs freak me out, I have a hate for knitted hats, and I don’t know any babies to knit for. Argh, the frustration.