We’re three weeks into the 30 Day Sweater Challenge. The needles are clacking, the yarn is flying, and the sweater is growing. I’m not on schedule, but I’m far from behind at this point.
Thanks to my phone acting up (anyone else having issues with the iPhone after the most recent update?), there are no pictures this week for the challenge. That being said, there’s definitely some progress. I’m probably a third of the way through the front piece, which is the last big piece. I might be able to still finish it this weekend, but if not, I still have 13 days before the month is up. I think this will still work out.
Overall, I’m loving this pattern. The 12-row repeat is easy to memorize. In fact, by the time I started the front piece, I didn’t need the chart at all. It’s made for great TV knitting. I can just sit down and let my hands do the work.
The next challenge will be the blocking. I’m not new to blocking, as long as we’re talking about basic shapes. I didn’t do a great job with my mom’s circular shawl last year (and I’m thinking of stealing it back and re-blocking it). The sweater piece shapes are completely new to me. I’m very glad I decided to get those blocking wires a few weeks ago.
After that, I need to sew the bits together. That’s also a little nervewracking. I don’t have a lot of experience with seams. The monkey a couple months back was my first endeavor. The seams for the sweater are a bit different, though. Should I hand sew them with the yarn I used for the sweater? Should I use the sewing machine? I have no idea.
Have you made a sweater before? If you have, what seaming advice do you have? If you haven’t, which sweater would you want to try for your first?