A 10 Year Old Sweater

Today in my ongoing challenge to actually wear my sweaters, I’ve pulled out one of the oldest. A 10 year old Starmore made from some sort of knitpicks yarn. A merino. It’s really all I could afford at the time, and it did work well for me, except for the fact that this sweater has been ridiculously pilly from the very start. I don’t care that much, it’s super warm. But, if I were to do it all over again now, I would indeed choose better yarn.

It’s still very cold here. I took the dog for a walk yesterday evening after a few days of not walking her much at all. She was thrilled to be out. I was dressed appropriately. I still spent the remainder of the evening desperately trying to get warmed up again. Heat got turned up, fleece was worn head to toe, I stayed under a fleece blanket, and yet I never could quite get warm. It’s colder again today, and I may have Mr. Ink do the walking so I don’t lose another evening to the couch and blankets.

I worked on my legends of the fall sweater, I am almost through the 6th yarn in the body of the sweater so one full color sequence. I can’t wait to show it off but have also decided to wait until I’ve gone through color 1 again so we can see the full effect of the yarn combination. Despite the fact this is just plain ordinary stockinette in the round, I am LOVING knitting this right now. I don’t know if it’s the colors or the meditative quality of stockinette but it’s been a great knit so far.

I’d like to think I’ll get the rest of the yarn wound and the sleeves cast on but it was too cold in the basement for that yesterday. Oh, also, I was reading the pattern and realized the sleeves are knit flat. But, there’s really no reason in the world I couldn’t just knit them in the round, right? I mean, there’s nothing complicated to trip me up or anything, and that would save me some seaming. I’ve never changed up the pattern that way before, so if you have any hesitations or words of wisdom, let me know!

And that’s it for me. Stay warm friends!

5 thoughts on “A 10 Year Old Sweater

    • I really adore Alice Starmore’s cabled sweaters. I mean, I get that they are a little outdated, boxy, baggy, etc. But they are so so beautifully written! I’ve knit a total of 3 and would definitely like to do more.

  1. That is a lovely sweater, even if it is pilly. I love the bright color. Won’t lose you in a snow drift!!!

    This ongoing cold is brutal. It is going to make cabin fever come early!

    You are right about the sleeves. I would review the pattern to be sure no extra stitches were added for seaming, the place a marker and join them in the round! Obviously that marker is the underarm seam.

  2. Oh that sweater is gorgeous! It’s definitely cold here; I finally pulled out our electric heating pad to put my feet under – it’s the only way I can warm them up.

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