I’m in the home stretch for a sweater for my son. I ruined a couple of 100% wool sweaters I’d made for him and he was a bit vexed. You see, we live in Northern New England. Hand knit sweaters tend to be pretty warm. So, I learned my lesson and I don’t care what the fiber geeks say, I knit using Wool-ease. You can wash it in the washing machine.
So, this is a Seamless Yoke Sweater such as you will find in Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmerman. I adore knitting in the round, and making sweaters in the round is insanely easy. The yoke will have the Autobots logo on it.
Knitting is an inherently geeky craft. There’s a lot of math in it, as well as pattern repetition. If you’ve any creative bent at all, it’s also an endless opportunity for creation and invention. It’s a technology as well as an art. You know me, I like the intersection of technology, creativity and usefulness. That’s why my favorite knitting projects are sweaters and socks. You always need good, warm socks and where I live, you always need comfortable, warm sweaters.
The cool bit about the way I make sweaters is that there is a basic algorithm that will work for anyone, and it’s still custom. Check out Knit by Numbers: a simple way to make your own patterns. It explains the concept really well. It really works and you get a sweater that fits you properly.