This is the first sweater I’ve ever knit. I’ve knit lots of hats and mitts and scarves and cowls. I’ve even knit fortune cookies and tulips. But I had never knit a sweater. When I started it (waaayyyy back in April 2009!), I didn’t know that knitting a sweater in lace weight yarn was a big deal. I mean, it’s double stranded right?
I finally finished my sweater this week. I am thrilled. I love the fabric, I love the drape, I love the fit. And I love that it is FINALLY finished!
I learned many things knitting this sweater. I learned how to do a raglan decrease. I learned how to steek (eek!). And (and I’m a little embarrassed to admit this), I learned how to block a project. I’ve never blocked anything before, but it took me so long to knit my CLC, I figured I should finish it properly. Kerin was kind enough to show me how, and Kate videotaped the whole process. Now I will be a blocking machine, I can’t believe what a difference it makes and how easy it is!
My sweater is still drying, but I’ll take a photo next week of me in the sweater for you. I used Gloss Lace in Aegean and Shimmer in Bayou for my sweater. Of course, I started it so long ago that Aegean has been discontinued. If you want to knit your own Classic Lines Cardigan, you can find the pattern here, or you can snap up the last of the Classic Lines Cardigan kits. They’re on sale now, but they’re almost gone, so get one quick!
I think I’m going to go knit something with bulky now.