WIP: Amherst Cardigan

Progress has been slow on the Amherst Cardigan…

As planned, I’m on the sleeves of the cardigan now, knitting both together. I’m happy I work two at a time now – makes it much difficult to make mistakes on only one of the sleeves, which I’m sure I’ve made on an old project because one of the sleeves seems different to me than the other. Either that or one of my arms is fatter or longer than the other.

Anyway, I’ve reached the halfway mark, and I’m hoping I’ll finish the rest of it faster now, since there are more decreases in the sweater down the elbow. Phew, I already can’t wait to get back onto the body and complete it. It’s getting hotter here already so I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to wear the sweater immediately, but at least it’ll be there when I need it.

Amherst Cardigan - progress on sleeves

As for other projects –

The Linen and Threads SAL wall hanging now has its fringes blocked to straighten them, and it went really well. The piece now looks gorgeous in the living room. (It looks pretty much the same as it did in my previous post, so I won’t bore you with a picture again. ๐Ÿ˜› )

Speaking of SALs, I had a look at the February section of the current Linen and Threads SAL, and I’m still not sure if I want to take it up. At this rate, I’ve anyway no hope of catching up quickly, and will probably work on it at my own pace, so I’m now wondering if I want to stitch the 2017 instead. Either way, I still have to buy thread. Since I’ll be toning down drastically on the color count – just 2, or 3 at the most – and already have a couple of colors in mind, I just have to wade through the horrible traffic of Bangalore (shudder!) and buy them.

That’s it from me. Looking forward to hearing what you’ve been up to!

14 thoughts on “WIP: Amherst Cardigan

  1. Your knitting, as always, looks impeccable. No matter how hard I try, my stitches never look so even.
    And I think the 2017 SAL is my personal favourite, but whatever you choose, I’m looking forward to your updates! Stay brave and calm in the traffic ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thank you, Kat! If I get the SAL started, it’ll at least be a change from all the slow knitting. (And as for the traffic here, recklessness is what gets one through, lol…)

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  2. Your sweater is looking great. I love the idea of making 2 sleeves at a time and have done that before. It is a great feeling to get them both done at once. I am still on the fence about the 2019 Mystery SAL, too. I had hoped to see more of what was going to be in the garden with the February release. But instead we see the grid that reminds me of Round Robins I have done in the past. So I will wait to see what the March section brings. If I decide to do it, I will be playing catch up, too. I know which ever one you choose to do, you will make it fabulous.

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    1. Thank you Ginny! Yes, by knitting two at a time, we totally eliminate the Second Sock/Sleeve Syndrome! Though it kinds turns into a Twice-the-Trouble Syndrome sometimes.
      I was wondering if you’d start on the SAL this month, it’s funny that you haven’t decided either! You’ll anyway catch up in a jiffy if you decide to start next month. ๐Ÿ™‚ (And I’ll be looking forward to your fabric and colors.)

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      1. Anita, I did pick and order a piece of fabric already. I chose a solid color this time; Gracefully Gray by Wichelt. I had to order a big enough piece, but I did purchase a smaller piece and tried stitching with a pink silk thread, but the pink was too light for the fabric. So no thread choice as of yet, and now with a border, and more outer borders to come at the end, I am thinking I will have to choose multiple colors. We’ll see after the next section is revealed.

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        1. Of course, Ginny! I remember you mentioning the fabric and the pink thread, but I didn’t remember seeing the fabric (I checked a couple of your posts now just to be sure I didn’t miss it, hehe) so I’ll still be looking forward to it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I find it not very easy to choose colors that work with fabric that’s not whitish / cream.

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    1. Thank you, E.C.! I like the color, it resembles that of another cardigan I’d knit earlier, but is also different. I was a bit doubtful of combining it with the blue, but I’ve grown to like the combo now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I’m contemplating committing sweater myself. I can’t decide whether it will be Joji Locatelli’s Fading Lines cardigan or her Puntilla pullover. Decision, decisions. Won’t be soon though, as I have decided I shan’t be allowed to start anything new until I finish something old. . . .yep.

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    1. You do pick interesting projects! ๐Ÿ™‚ Each has its own charm, and I’ll be waiting to see which one you’ll pick (and to see your finished project from the current set.)

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