Stashbusting

Sweater knitting at speed

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I know that it's Socktober and I should be cranking out the socks with the best of them but I've been struck by the urgent need for a new slouchy sweater in my wardrobe. Whilst shopping recently I saw a few comfy, oversized sweaters for sale and in the time honoured traditions of knitters everywhere thought “I could make that”

So I dug around in my stash and found a few skeins of The Fibre Co. Cumbria yarn, a lovely plump worsted. I had a single skein of a few different colours and had struggled to work out what to do with them.

Using the numbers from the Flax sweater I decided to split each skein into a 50g ball and 2x25g balls - one for each sleeve.

I had a colourblock sweater in mind rather than stripes and am just knitting with each colour until it runs out - so far I'm really liking the effect.

And yes, the use of the 12” needle for the sleeve is a cunning plan to avoid sleeve boredom. When I sit down to knit I have to do at least a few sleeve rounds first before cracking on with the body.

As cunning plans go, so far it's going well and I have the bit firmly between my teeth