Casting On

I cast on another project this week.  I'm knitting a sweater just for me.  I can't believe in all my knitting, that I've never knit a sweater for myself.  Knitting for me, it's my new thing this year.

The main yarn is Cascade 220 in dark charcoal and the color work is a merino base from Knit Picks that I kettle dyed a deep chartreuse.  I love the contrast of the dark and light.

I based the color work off this pattern I designed a couple of years ago, for a pair of custom longies.  It's always been one of my favorites, but I didn't want to do a whole sweater in armenian knitting again, so I reworked the pattern.  Now, I only have to carry colors a reasonable 5 stitches.  Here's a great article on armenian knitting, if you're not familiar with this technique.

I'm also knitting on my squares for the log cabin blanket.  Three squares down, and only twenty one to go.  If it wasn't for all the color changes, it would be an incredibly boring knit.  Fortunately, it makes for perfect car knitting or hand work while visiting with friends.

What are you working on this week?

Joining in with Ginny.

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