I’m making yet another black sweater so I can wear some of my knitwear to work. The neckwarmer was a nice break between my tank and this, something to break up constantly look at a puddle of black, which can really be hard on the eyes sometimes. This cardigan is plugging along slowly but surely, and I’m just about at the point where I stop knitting the body and make the sleeves. I’ve never made a round yoke sweater before, but it seems like a neat way to make a sweater: no visible seams at all, it just all blends together after you join the sleeves to the body and knit up to the neck.
The yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, which is one of the first yarns I knitted with when I started making sweaters, and I forgot how much I love it. It’s the perfect blend of wool and cotton and has enough spring in it so that the cotton doesn’t stretch out and isn’t’ itchy (to me at least) like straight-up wool. I opted to do the modified version of the sweater that Wendy mentions in a sidebar in the directions: a three-quarter length flared sleeve with a wide neckline. It’s great for TV knitting since it’s just back and forth stockinette, which is also making it a little bit slow for me since I’m slower knitting back and forth than in the round. But hey, it’s about the process, right?