And Arbutus in a pretty colourway called Cove.
|Arbutus in Tosh DK|
This year I challenged myself to knit a seamed cardigan called the Jackson Creek Cardigan using Tosh DK in Silver Fox. For some knitters completing a cardigan in a month would be no big deal. For me it is a different story. Although I am a highly enthusiastic knitter I am not the quickest knitter and so completing a sweater while working full time is challenging. However, once I committed to doing this I am proud to say that it looks like I am going to get it done by the deadline of May 30th.
The pattern I chose is written by a Canadian from Hamilton named Glenna C. who has written many beautiful patterns including the Northside Pullover, Dundurn and Queen St. Mitts (which I knit some time ago). I have almost finished this cardigan because I have been knitting like a mad woman. This pattern was clearly written and easy to follow. I am really hoping this cardigan will fit me properly as I have a habit of knitting sweaters that are too big. Madelinetosh DK has grown considerably in other patterns I have knit so hopefully I picked the right size and needles. Yes I did do a gauge swatch but I am still nervous.
Here is a picture of where it was a week ago.
|Jackson Creek Cardigan|
I really must set some more goals for myself. It works!
p.s. I have yet to try it on so whether it will fit well or not is another story.
p.p.s. I will show you the finished sweater next weekend.
Have a great week.