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Casting on ALL of the Sweaters

March 12, 2015

I have a sweater deadline. This sweater that should have been finished weeks ago… But instead of finishing up said sweater I made sure I cast on the three sweaters I’m planning for me this year, cause that’s important right?

Results of Procrastination…


I seem to have a primary color thing going on….

I’m not sure it is solid planning to cast on all the things, but it sure is fun. Why not you ask? For one, I could learn things from a completed sweater that may help me to make the rest of them perfect. I could finish a sweater and realize I prefer a tighter upper arm, a longer body, or back neck shaping. If I had done them one at a time, I would be able to correct for the next sweater. There is also the forgetfulness factor, if I switch between projects or gasp put one aside, I may forget where I am (not such a big deal in my case) or worse, if I am working in any modifications. But, contrary to all of my knitting common sense, I just wanted to cast on all the things.

Three Yummy Sweaters

Flax in The Plucky Knitter Sweater in 'Princess Phone'

Flax in The Plucky Knitter Sweater in ‘Princess Phone’

My Flax is just simple now. The yoke is done, I’ve tried it on a couple of times and was pleased with the results, so now it is knit knit knit for 20″ or so. Perfect knitting for car rides, coffee with friends, or late nights. While I think the Windswept is the most practical piece to finish for Spring, I suspect the Flax will be done first.

A perfect knit for brunch

A perfect knit for brunch at Jethro’s

Which brings me to my spring cardigan, Windswept! It is moving along nicely, I’ve decided to make it a cardigan (I’ll detail the mods on the blog) but I haven’t made it to the sleeve split yet. The yarn is soft and bright and it makes me happy whenever I pick it up.


Prairie Fire in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘black cherry’

But there was something so alluring about that beautiful Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in ‘black cherry’ that I simply had to wind it, had to find the right needles, had to pull up the Prairie Fire pattern and HAD to cast on. This project is lovely. The deep red is as alluring knit up as it was in the skein and the pattern is kind of addictive. So there it is, the three sweaters I hope to be wearing in the fall!

Anyone else like to cast on all the things at once?

If you haven’t already heard about our Year of the Sweater you can check out all the details here.  And if you’ve already cast on a bunch of sweaters, be sure to tag your posts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with #TCK12sweaters2015

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2015 11:35 pm

    Absolutely love having several projects on the go at once – procrastination of one definitely but also I love having the choice of what to pick up (or the surprise of what I have picked up) to work on!

  2. March 17, 2015 7:34 am

    I’m trying to take a more focused approach to this challenge than I have in the past. Right now I’m knitting down the second sleeve of my toddler flax and then I’ll work some more on my beatnik’s sleeves. Then I get to make some tough decisions about whether to knit a flax for my hubby or something else for me.

    • March 20, 2015 2:32 pm

      Something for you! I only say this because I’m working on the second sweater for me, ever. I have knit tons of sweaters but rarely knit for myself.

      • March 22, 2015 11:28 am

        For me size is an issue. A project for me will take much longer than a project for my husband or daughter. That being said, I am casting on to Harvest for myself in the same mustard yarn I knit my daughter’s flax in. I’m thinking about it as practice for Windswept in a moody gray merino.

      • March 22, 2015 11:36 pm

        I hear ya, my sweaters are pretty big and I think that’s why I haven’t knit them for myself as much. All changing now though! 3 big sweaters underway!

  3. March 17, 2015 4:21 am

    oh, man, I agree with you! I currently have mittens, socks, other socks, a cardigan, a shawl and another sock I forgot about on the needles. I’ll get to all of them. Maybe. Love the colours you’ve chosen, by the way – all really saturated and deep.

  4. March 15, 2015 12:18 pm

    I keep casting on for everything, I’m only on my third sweater because I had to frog my first (gauge was enough for hulk instead of a newborn). I am determined that I will have a sweater for myself, even if I’m knitting the sleeves in 95+ degree temps :)

  5. March 12, 2015 6:29 pm

    Not enough needles to cast on all my projects. Just finishing off one of three Flax sweaters – baby sized – for friends. Next will be Old Growth or ……

  6. March 12, 2015 6:27 pm

    I wish. I don’t have enough needles to manage that. Just finished get the first of three baby sized Flax sweaters. Will post picks soon. Next will likely be Old Growth, for me or maybe my granddaughter.

  7. Judy11 permalink
    March 12, 2015 9:44 am

    Positive – prevents boredom – lol! I always have more than one project on the needles. Some def travel easier than others too.

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