OK so my major goal for this year is to knit myself some more sweaters.
The A list – these are sweaters I definitely want to make
Puff sleeved feminine cardigan – Stefanie Japel, Fitted Knits (DK)
Forestry – Veronik Avery, Vogue Knitting Fall 08 (Aran)
Embellished V-Neck – Leah Sutton, Vogue Knitting fall 06 (Worsted)
Green Gable hoody – Mari Muinonen, Vogue Knitting Fall 08 (Chunky)
Vivien – Ysolda Teague, Twist Collective Winter 08 (Aran)
Ivy League – Eunny Jang, Interweave Knits Winter 08 (4-ply)
Thermal – Laura Chau – Knitty (4-ply)
The B list – sweaters I might like to make
Slinky Ribs – Wendy Bernard, Custom Knits (DK)
Jane – Wendy Bernard, Custom Knits (Worsted)
Favourite Cardigan – Wendy Bernard, Custom Knits (Aran)
Eyelet Cardigan – Jo Sharp, Knit issue 5 (Sport)
Gathered Pullover – Interweave Knits fall 07 (Sport)
Ginny – Kim Hargreaves, Amber (Sport) – just to be able to use felted tweed again!
Amelia – Laura Chau, Knitty Winter 08 (Aran)
The C list – Yarn in stash in sweater/vest quantities
Cascade 220, Colonial Blue Heather (5 balls – 1000 metres)
Sublime Angora Merino, Clover (10 balls – 1200 metres) – I ordered some at a bargain price and I’m still waiting for it to arrive
RYC Cashsoft 4 ply, grey (10 balls 1800 metres)
Silk Wool (8 balls 800 metres) – for a vest design
Harrisville Designs New England Shetland (6 skeins 1080 metres) – enough for Ivy Leage Vest
Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Woad (4 skeins 702 metres)
I’m still not quite sure how I’ll match it all up. I bought the cashsoft to make Thermal probably a year ago now. I keep putting off casting on for some reason. The silky wool I bought to make honeycomb from Knitty, but now I’m wondering if I could squeeze a small ‘slinky ribs’ from it.
I can’t decide whether I want to use the 220 for a long sleeved puff-sleeved cardi (someone on Ravelry has), or the embellished v-neck. I’m so chuffed I got sublime angora so cheap, and I’m considering using it for the Jo Sharp eyelet cardigan – I read somewhere that knitting angora more densly can reduce shedding.
I won’t be doing any sweater knitting while I’m in Australia (I leave on Saturday), so I’ll just wait and see what takes my fancy when I get back.