In the beginning, you knit back and forth and back and forth and back and forth. It is fairly boring. After a while, you have….a rectangle!
Then you knit around and round and round and round. It is even more boring. And then you have……two tubes!
This is followed by an hour or so of intense concentration, in which the tubes are incorporated into the rectangle. No matter how many times you’ve done it, you have a momentary brain freeze in which you are convinced you’ve done it wrong. Bizarre shapes which contort your needles make for a few difficult rows:
Suddenly – Abracadabra! – a sweater emerges from the chaos:
It never fails to make me happy: the magic of knitting!
Awesome! I’ve never done a sweater constructed this way, but I’d like to try it. Is there a pattern available?
Hi Gretchen, you can find the pattern for this sweater on the Twist Collective website, here: http://www.twistcollective.com/2013/winter/magazinepage_011.php.
This is a popular sweater construction; I will try to respond in greater detail in a future post.
Thanks! I’ll look forward to reading more about it.
I know what you mean about the brain freeze – I sometimes worry I’ll knit the armhole shut!
I’ve actually done this. Luckily, knitting is entirely reversible (unlike, say, burning the dinner).
I love how this is turning out! It’s beautiful. I’m sure you’re under the gun to finish it.
All of my Lopi sweaters are knit with this construction. Brilliant!