So as I mentioned before, things have been getting a bit cooler here. Not everyday, but many days or sometimes evenings have a a crispness to them that suggests a move towards Fall. Last week, in the midst of all my cozy knitting time I had this moment where I wanted to start a quick knit sweater and I wanted to start one fast. I know I’ve got my Sixteen Button Cardigan going, but it doesn’t exactly fly by. And besides I wanted something that was all about Autumn. So I hopped on Rav and spotted the Vine Yoke Cardigan from the Fall 09 Twist Collective. Then I went searching for yarn.
I found this: Madelinetosh Worsted in Copper Penny, which just might be the most perfect Fall color ever. I’m not usually attracted to yarn in these kinds of colors. I love neutrals, and neutral yarn, but more often than not I choose cool neutrals because in general I am a cool color person. But in the Fall a place inside me opens up for all those rich warm colors I tend to pass over the rest of the year. As soon as the yarn showed up on Wednesday I went ahead and cast on in between classes. It took a lot of will power to get out from under the blanket & off my couch to make it to my last class.
Here’s my progress so far. It’s going quite quickly, which is unsurprising considering the gauge and the fact that it’s mostly garter stitch. And quick was exactly what I wanted. I figured if I had the urge to make an Autumn sweater then it better be done soon! I also have hopes of wearing this to Rhinebeck. And unless I lose steam completely, at the current rate that should be a very generous deadline. I’ve made a few changes. I was not a huge fan of the way the lace edging at the sleeves and hem made the sweater bell in those places. So I have decided to leave off that edging and replace it with ribbing. After all, what attracted me to the sweater was the yoke, all that garter stitch and the general shape of the body. So I have left off the edging stitches on both the body and the sleeve and I will go back and pick up around for ribbing at the end. That change will make the sweater much more my speed. I’m really enjoying working on this in the meantime. The yarn is beautiful and the construction is very smart. With any luck I’ll have it all together to show you sometime soon.