Weak in the face of wool

Despite having finished 2 projects this month I still have no shortage of Works In Progress on the needles, so I’ve been trying to stick to the willpower as much as possible and not cast on twelve new sweaters all at once just because it’s September. But a girl can only hold out for so long. I didn’t cast on twelve new sweaters, just one, which I feel shows just incredible restraint.

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I’ve started a new Jurisfiction cardigan for myself (the original sweater now lives with the friend who modelled it for me), which I’ve wanted to do for ages. For the second go around I’m planning to modify it by adding a hood and making it a zipped cardi instead of a buttoned one. And provided it all goes well I’ll update the pattern instructions with the same modifications. I may be playing a game of chicken with the yarn, since I thought I had one more skein than I do – but hopefully that bridge will be crossable when/if I get there.

A girl can’t have too many cabled cardigans, I feel, and I’ve got rather a shortage of hooded ones. To the cables! Have a great weekend, knitters!

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Pattern: Jurisfiction cardigan
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, #9448 Olive Heather

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11 comments

  1. Can’t wait to get the modified pattern with the hood! I’m slow but I keep plugging away. This might be my next year’s sweater!

  2. Michelle Dry · ·

    I will be interested too see how you knit your hood. I find them to be a bit tricky. They seem either to be too much hood or too little!

  3. Just a suggestion – if you do run short on yarn, you could do the hood, perhaps if the dye lots aren’t too far apart. I’ve done that, perhaps using a provisional cast on, and then going back to the rib if I run short on yarn. I know that wouldn’t work with this pattern, but you might find a different part that a dye-lot change wouldn’t be so obvious.

  4. Did that above comment make sense?

  5. That is quite restrained and reasonable! Cute sweater too.

  6. I completely understand the urge to start more patterns. I have many in bags and a new MKAL due to start soon and a few I need need to get moving before it happens. I couldn’t resist temptation and cast on a sweater for my daughter this week. It’s flying, but I am surely adding a project diet to my yarn diet.

  7. Looks lovely so far, I look forward to seeing your progress. Doing a cardigan with a zipper is on my ” list” but I haven’t tried it yet.

  8. I agree. No such thing as too many cabled cardigans. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

  9. one can never have enough of anything that is cabled! once I figured them out, I love them!

  10. another scare me project. a sweater for me. Doing one for hubby, looking for a top down raglan for me. Might have to do a guys sweater. I’m curvy and normally there is nothing for me out there

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